Dhaka, July 12 (BAN/ AD): World Bank has granted a loan of $100 million for providing municipal Water Supply and Sanitation project which will help about 600,000 people living in small towns. Total of 30 municipalities will be benefitted.
World Bank loan will facilitate Municipalities build their capacities for delivering water and sanitation services. About 87% of Bangladeshi households have access to various improved water sources, but only 10% have access to piped water supply. Only 50% of the municipalities have basic piped water systems, but they cover only a small share of the population in town centres.
Mercy Tembon, World Bank country director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, said “With the rapid urbanization in Bangladesh, both small towns and big cities need to improve their infrastructures, including water and sanitation systems, to cater to the growing population,” She also added “Water and sanitation systems are an integral part of a modern city. This project will contribute to the government’s goal of expanding piped water coverage in municipal areas.”