WB providing BD Tk 1700cr for ensuring water, sanitation services
News Desk || risingbd.com
The World Bank (WB) is providing Bangladesh $200 million (1,700 crore taka) as loan to ensure safe water and sanitation services in rural areas of the country.
According to its Dhaka office, WB approved this at its headquarters on Feiday (September 26).
WB Dhaka office says Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Human Capital Development Project will help about 600,000 people avail safe and clean water through large and small piped water schemes in rural areas. Under the project, sanitation services will be provided to over 3.6 million rural people.
Through providing better access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities at homes and in public places and motivating people to adopt proper handwashing practices, the project is designed to help prevent diseases and protect from infectious disease outbreaks, including the coronavirus outbreak.