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Rajshahi Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (RWASA) has been implementing three development projects involving Taka 97.41 crore during last nine and a half years with a view to bringing a qualitative change in the city’s water supply system, reports BSS.
According to RWASA sources, implementation of two of the projects was completed at a cost of around Taka 29.91 crore during the first five years.
The work on another project titled “Re-renovation of Water Supply System in Rajshahi City” is progressing fast at present with an estimated cost of around Taka 67.50 crore. “We have completed the feasibility study of Surface Water Treatment Plant in Rajshahi WASA at a cost of around Taka 1.89 crore,” said Parvej Mamud, superintending engineer of RWASA, while talking to BSS.
Forty five kilometers pipeline with 150-milimeter diameter, 70 kilometers pipeline with 100-milimeter diameter, 20 new production pumps and 28 submersible pumps were installed during the period from July 2012 to December 2015 under Taka 28.02-crore ‘Water Supply System Improvement in Rajshahi City’ project. Besides, 600 washouts and 100 flow-meters were commissioned under the project. Currently, commissioning work on 68-kilometer pipelines width ranging from 100 to 300 millimeters is progressing.
In addition to reactivation of 40 production pumps, installation work on 22 new production pumps and 32 water points is progressing under the ongoing project.
Giving an overview of the project works here on Tuesday, Engineer Mamud said all the RWASA’s procurement activities are being operated through e-GP process besides launching e-filling.
Computerized billing system has been launched. At present, water charges are being received from the consumers through mobile banking.
“We have adopted a programme of operating the production pumps through mobile apse,” Engineer Mamud informed. In addition, the Rajshahi city people will get safe drinking water. All sorts of bad-smell and dirt in water will be removed soon.
The government has adopted a project of around Tk 3,500 crore to remove city’s water problem. Under the project, water from the Padma River will be supplied to households for only drinking purpose after necessary treatment. Under a 40-year water supply management master plan, the mega project has been adopted to supply fresh drinking water to the city people. Engineer Parvez Mamud said the project will carry water through pipeline from the Padma River, purify it and then supply it to city houses. The plant will be set up at Farhadpur, 26.5 kilometres west from the city centre under Godagari upazila.
Haripur of Paba upazila and Yousufpur of Charghat upazila have also been chosen as alternative spots for setting up the plant.
From this water purification plant, fresh drinking water will be supplied to all 30 wards of Rajshahi City Corporation and its surrounding areas as well as 11 unions of Katakhali and Naohata municipal areas.