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People march for safe Wasa water in Dhaka

  • Published at 02:21 pm May 17th, 2019
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People seen protesting with placards in hands demanding safe Wasa water in Dhaka on may 17, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Wasa Nirapod Pani Andolon organized the march

Demanding safe Wasa water, people took part in a march in Dhaka.

The march kicked off in Jurain around 10:30am on Friday and ended near a CNG station in Shonir Akhra around 11am.

Wasa Nirapod Pani Andolon organized the march.

The group also distributed leaflets—in Jurain, Mohammadpur, Doniya, and Shonir Akhra—on Thursday night.

According to a TIB report, 51.5% of all Dhaka Wasa consumers in the capital reported that the water they receive was visibly filthy, while 41.4% complained that their water smelled terrible.


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Poor water quality all year round was also reported by 34.5% of Wasa users.

On May 7, advocates for safe water asked Dhaka Wasa to take responsibility for the quality of water it supplies, following a myriad of complaints by angry consumers from around the city.

The platform, named Wasa Nirapod Pani Andolon, announced a five-point charter of demands, which include: clean water to be supplied everywhere; compensation for people who have fallen sick consuming dirty water; reimbursement for bills paid for polluted water; an investigation into Wasa's inefficiency; and resignation of the Dhaka Wasa MD if he fails to fulfil his responsibilities.

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