Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the project on October 10
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam said the Padma water treatment plant in Munshiganj is expected to supply 450 million litres of water per day to the capital Dhaka.
“The water treatment plant will start supplying water on a test basis from tomorrow … 40% residents of Dhaka will get pure water from the project,” a press release quoted Tajul as saying.
He said this visiting the ‘Padma (Josholdia) Water Refinery Project,’ in Medini Mandal Union of Louhajang upazila, Munshiganj district, reports BSS.
The minister also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the project on October 10 by videoconferencing, added the release.
Answering a query, the minister told journalists that since all the rivers around the capital have become polluted over the last 60 years or so, the project was set up at a fair distance from the city.
Water from the Padma river would be treated at the plant and then come through 33-km long pipe lines to the distribution lines near Mitford Hospital to be supplied to Dhaka city.
The minister was accompanied on the treatment plant visit by, among others, LGRD Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of Dhaka WASA, Engineer Taqsem A Khan, Deputy Commissioner of Munshiganj, Md Moniruzzaman, Police Super Mohammad Jayedul Alam, and UNO Md Kabirul Islam Khan. The plant’s project manager, the country director for the project, and the chief of the plant’s construction company, also accompanied the minister on his visit.