World Bank provides 200 mln USD for Bangladesh rural water, sanitation project

2021-02-09 16:06:18 GMT2021-02-10 00:06:18(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

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DHAKA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank and the government of Bangladesh Tuesday signed a 200 million U.S. dollars financing agreement to help 3.6 million people access hygienic sanitation facilities and about 600,000 people access clean water in rural areas.

The agreement was signed by Fatima Yasmin, secretary of Economic Relations Division of the government of Bangladesh, and Mercy Tembon, World Bank country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, on behalf of their respective sides.

The Rural Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) for Human Capital Development project will help improve water and sanitation services in rural areas in parts of the country.

Following a market-driven approach, the project will help build a more hygienic model, offset pit latrines for safe sanitation; and large and small piped water schemes for clean water.

It will provide microcredits to both the households and entrepreneurs for water and sanitation facilities. About 309,000 of the poorest households will receive fully subsidized toilets.

Besides the household water connections, it will construct around 3000 community piped water schemes. Enditem