PM at Pan Pacific Sonargaon
Safe water supply will be insured by 2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that works are running to ensure supply of safe water from surface water sources in all divisional cities by 2021.
"Programmes and processing are going on for ensuring safe water supply from surface water sources by 2021 in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna and other divisional cities. The government wants to supply safe water to all citizens before 2030 set by SDG timeframe," she said.
The premier said this on Saturday while auspicating the Dhaka Water Conference-2017 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon in the capital.
She also said all old canals in Dhaka would be reformed for preserving surface water and water management apart from excavating new one.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who has become now one of the members in the UN special panel for water and sanitation, said, steps have been taken to build reservoirs in industrial and housing areas, installing rainwater harvesting system and draining out wastes and polluted water.