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Dhaka WASA water 100pc drinkable, claims MD

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Health Desk-22 April, 2019: Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority on Saturday denounced a research report conducted by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).

Dhaka WASA managing director (MD) Taqsem A Khan termed the findings of the research of the anti-graft body TIB as low quality, sweeping and one-sided to get cheap popularity.

He also claimed that Dhaka WASA, the state-owned utility service entity, supplied 100 percent drinkable water. He also trashed the report of irregularities, not supplying drinkable water and bad governance.

He said, “It is not professional research findings, it has become like a report”.

The WASA MD came up with the rejection while talking at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in the capital.

MD said, “TIB conducted research titled “Dhaka WASA: Challenges and Way Forward” focused on three issues to review the legal frameworks, to identify institutional limitations and challenges to ensure water and sewerage services, to measure satisfaction and experience of service recipients.”

But we have found less work has been done on the first topic where they did specific institutional limitations and challenges.

The result they have made public under bold underline is one sorts of publicity. Observing the strategy and approaches about the three specific issues on their research, they were limited within one issue.

World Bank, ADB, JICA, DANIDA etc, giving us loan. So, Dhaka WASA has managerial, technical and administrative capacities, he said.


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