DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (OCT 10) inaugurated the Padma (Jashaldia) Water Treatment Plant (phase-1) and Well Field Construction Project at Tetuljhora-Bhakurta in Savar Upazila (Phase-1) with a capacity to supply 60 crore litres of purified water.
Besides, she laid foundation stone of another project Gandhapur Water Treatment Plant at Rupganj in Narayanganj having capacity to treat 60 crore litres of water.
Sheikh Hasina inaugurated and laid foundation stone of the three projects at function in a city hotel.
Padma (Jashaldia) Water Treatment Plant located at the Louhajang Upazila in Mushiganj will produce 45 crore litres of water while the Tetuljhora-Bhakurta Well Field Plant) in Savar Upazila (Phase-1) project will produce 15 crore litres of water.
Gandhapur Water Treatment Plant at Rupganj in Narayanganj will treat 50 crore litres once it is completed.
The plants have been constructed to meet the growing demand of drinking water of Dhaka city dwellers.
Water from the Padma River will be treated at the plant and then it will be sent to Dhaka city through a pipeline. Padma Water Treatment Plant project is being constructed at a cost of Taka 3,451 crore.
Among others, LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam, Local Government Division Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, Ambassador of South Korea in Dhaka Hu Kang-il, Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Manmohan Parkash and Dhaka WASA MD Taqsem A Khan attended the event.
BDST: 1240 HRS, OCT 10, 2019