CCC mayor inaugurates water supply development and sanitation project
S M Akash, Chattogram Correspondent:
Chattogram WASA is implementing water supply and sanitation system in 41 wards of the city under ‘ Chattogram Water Supply Development and Sanitation’ project at an estimated cost of Tk 1890 crore. The project has been set by 2023. The project was inaugurated with the introduction of the first new line connection in the 1.4 km area of the Ishan Mahajan road in North Kattali ward.
Chattogram city mayor AJM Nasir Uddin inaugurated the work on this line connection with an estimated cost of around Taka 3 crore. On this occasion, the city mayor said at a rally held at North Kattali City Corporation Girls’ High School on Thursday that the present government approved a project of Tk 18,000 crore for the implementation of safe and clean water supply and sanitation plants in Chattogram city. If these projects are implemented, the urban water crisis will be reduced to almost zero quota. During the implementation of the ongoing projects, the people have to suffer temporarily due to road closure. He urged the people to endure this temporary suffering. He said, the election is coming up. We have to be united to make Awami League win in the elections. If the continuation of the government does not continue all the development progress of the country will be blocked. So, to speed up the development of the country, Awami League must be brought to power again.
WASA managing director AKM Fazlullah said that the government has approved one project after completion of the demand for 100 percent water of Chattogram city. So far, around Tk 18,000 crore has been allocated for the implementation of 4 projects. The first phase of the Karnaphuli water supply project has already been completed. Work on the second phase is ongoing. Chattogram WASA deputy managing director Golam Hossain chaired the occasion while among others, councilor Abida Azad, Birendra Lal Dey, Bidhan Chandra Dhar also spoke in the meeting.