Rajshahi Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (RWASA) is always committed to maintain integrity in all its service delivery activities particularly water supply for betterment of the service recipients.
Zakir Hossain, Managing Director of RWASA, said they are persistently working with the vision of establishing a sustainable and smart water management system through ensuring transparency, accountability and participation of all stakeholders.
He revealed this while responding to a large number of questions received from the participants in a public hearing session held at the conference hall of NGO Forum for Public Health on Monday.
RWASA, Water Integrity Network (WIN) and NGO Forum for Public Health jointly organized the session that discussed and devised ways and means on how to ensure an effective integrity management in Rajshahi WASA.RWASA Chief Engineer Parvej Mahmud, NGO Forum Project Focal Person Kazi Monir Mosharof, Integrity Management Coach Nazrul Islam and Regional Manager Rabiul Haque spoke on the occasion.
Zakir Hossain told the participants coming from different areas in the city that RWASA is going to implement a mega project aimed at supplying safe drinking water among the city dwellers.
The project titled ‘Rajshahi WASA Surface Water Treatment Plant’ will be implemented with an estimated cost of Taka 4062.22 crore to remove the existing water supply related problems.Under the project, raw water intake, treatment plant and booster pump station will be constructed.
To this end, a total of 52.48 acres of land in Jothgosaidas and Sarangpur areas in Godagari Upazila and Balia area in Paba Upazila have already been acquired.
He said the project also has provision of installing 53-kilometer main pipelines and 48- kilometer primary and secondary distribution pipelines for initiating a strong water supply network.
The mega project has been adopted to supply fresh drinking water under a 40-year water supply management master plan.
The surface water-based plant with capacity of treating 20-crore liter water daily will be set up at Farhadpur, 26.5 kilometers west from the city under Godagari upazila.
From this water purification plant, fresh drinking water will be supplied to all 30 wards in Rajshahi City Corporation and its surrounding areas as well as 11 wards of Katakhali and Naohata municipal areas.
All old pipelines and hydrants of the city will also be repaired and renovated under the project.