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House panel suggests bifurcating Dhaka Wasa

  • Published at 10:04 pm May 16th, 2019
Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa)

The densely populated capital has been facing a constant shortage of drinkable water for years

Amongst mass concern over safe drinking water for Dhaka's residents, a parliamentary panel has recommended dividing Dhaka Wasa into two – similar to North and South city corporations – to ensure safe and drinkable water for all.

The Committee on Estimates floated the suggestion during a meeting on Thursday, reports BSS.

The committee, in its second meeting, expressed dissatisfaction at the slow progress of several development projects, under the Public Health Engineering Directorate (PHED) of the Local Government Division and Dhaka Wasa.

Held at the Jatiya Sangsad, and chaired by committee Chairman Md Abdus Shaheed, the panel also expressed similar resentment over the absence of Dhaka Wasa Managing Director Taqsem A Khan from the meeting.

It made a further suggestion of submitting a report of the development activities under the Local Government Division within 30 days. 

Committee members Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Ahsan Adelur Rahman and Wasika Aeysha attended the meeting.

Secretaries of the concerned ministries and senior officials were also present in the meeting.