Dhaka, Bangladesh
World Bank lends $100m for safe water, sanitation

World Bank lends $100m for safe water, sanitation

News Report: The World Bank (WB)Thursday approved $100 million to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation system in selected 30 municipalities in Bangladesh as well as to help build their capacities for delivering these utility services. The Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation Project will help about 600,000 people living in small towns get safe water through piped water-supply systems. In the selected 30 municipalities that currently do not have piped water systems, the project will install water infrastructures, including water-treatment facility, water storage, transmission and distribution pipe network, house connections including meters, and others, says a WB release. In Bangladesh, about 87 percent households have access to various improved water sources, but only 10 percent have access to piped water supply.

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