Bangladesh Approves Water Supply Project for 45 Towns, Star Says

Bangladesh authorities have approved a water project designed to supply villagers from 45 communities with hundreds of wells and a safer source of clean drinking water.

The ECNEC executive committee’s approval “in the presence of” Bangladesh’s prime minister of the $33 million project means the Public Health Engineering Department will set up more than 400 experimental and production tube-wells and pump houses as well as construct 27 water-treatment plants and 755 kilometers (469 miles) of pipeline, 14,000 house pipeline connections and 155 toilets, the Daily Star of Dhaka reported.

The project work is due to start in July and conclude by 2015, it said.

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