Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid the foundation stone of Dasherkandi Sewerage Treatment Plant of Dhaka WASA at the Sonargaon Hotel on Sunday. After implementing this project, the modern sewerage system can be ensured for some 50 lakh people of Hatirjheel, Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, Basundhara, Sangsad Bhaban and adjacent areas.
The prime minister said, “We`ll have to take steps to address three issues -- ensuring safe water supply, sewerage treatment, and waste management-- in an integrated way for every district, upazila, union, and ward. Because, we want to develop every village as a township,” she added.
The prime minister said that the government worked out a 100-year plan for water resources management. The Prime Minister mentioned in her statement that the two-chamber system will be introduced to clean Buriganga`s waste and keep the flow of water by water dredging.
She also said that there would be no slum in Dhaka city. For the slum dwellers, 20-storey buildings will be built in the city. They can reside there by paying the same rent of the slums.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Local Government Division Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan, Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Zhang Zuo and DWASA Managing Director Engineer Taqsem A Khan also spoke at the function.
A video presentation was projected over Daserkandi Sewerage Treatment Plant which will be constructed at Khilgaon in the city.