Monday, April 22, 2024

Sewage goes straight into Buriganga

Wasa disowns 70pc of total sewage in Dhaka A year after the High Court directed Dhaka Wasa to seal off sewage outlets into the Buriganga, Wasa says 70 percent of the capital’s sewage is illegally dumped into the Buriganga. Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) said it had no sewage lines of its own ... Read more

Public woes compounded

Wasa embarks on rainy season as work goes on at snail’s pace The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has embarked on digging up 26 kilometre of road of the capital to lay utility pipelines but the work is progressing at a pathetic pace catching up the rainy season. In addition to the misery, ... Read more

WASA people at Sayedabad plant don’t use Shanti

People working at the Sayedabad water treatment plant of the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority drink mineral water processed and marketed by another company instead of its own brand, Shanti, although the WASA product adheres to the required standards. During a programme at the plant on Wednesday, where Denmark’s ambassador Svend Olling and

WASA bottled water project goes belly up

Bottled mineral water Shanti marketed by the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority is failing to attract Dhaka city dwellers’ attention in the absence of a proper marketing policy, observed officials concerned. Shaheda Islam, microbiologist at the Mirpur Bottled Water Production Plant (Shanti), said the authorities took the Tk 17-crore Shanti project in 2006, when ... Read more

Drive to free Kalyanpur canal in city

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) with the help of the district administration yesterday demolished nearly two dozen illegal structures in a drive to free the city’s Kalyanpur canal from encroachers. The eviction team knocked down at least 23 illegal structures including two houses but spared two mosques that encroached upon the