WB prepares $200 million to improve Bangladesh's access to clean water and sanitation services in rural areas.

A press release issued by the World Bank on Friday said that Bangladesh has provided assistance to about 600,000 people in rural areas through large and small-piped water schemes for rural water, sanitation and human hygiene development. It will help you to benefit from clean and pure water.

 

WB prepares $200 million to improve Bangladesh's access to clean water and sanitation services in rural areas.

This will give 3.6 million rural people access to better sanitation services.

 

By providing better water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities in homes, public places, and encouraging people to adopt appropriate washing methods, the project will help prevent diseases and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Will help, including COVID-19 epidemics.

 

Furthermore, it will address the immediate wash needs during the CoVID 19 epidemic in a timely and timely manner.

 

"Bangladesh has made significant progress in providing access to basic water supply to all and eliminating open defecation. However, there remains a challenge between water and sanitation standards and safe water and sanitation and human capital development. ۔ “Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan.

 

"The project will provide clean water and sanitation services that will reduce diarrhea, improve nutrition, improve health and reduce stents in children under five and especially vulnerable groups. It will help the country reduce poverty and accelerate economic growth. "

 

In rural areas, only 3% of households had pipeline water connections in 2017. In addition to investing in large and small-piped schemes, the project will provide homeowners with loans to improve their water and sanitation facilities and allow local business people in WASH to grow their businesses. . In addition, the project will train local entrepreneurs to ensure the quality and sustainability of piped water schemes and organ sludge management.

 

In crowded public places such as markets, bus stations and community clinics, the project will set up approximately 2,214 handwashing stations with overhead tanks for water, drainage, and sanitation facilities, which will provide soap. Will be adorned’ with

 

"Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. Extreme weather events and climate change are affecting the WASH sector by reducing the quality and availability of drinking water."

 

"The project will build climate-resilient water and sanitation facilities and improve organ management to reduce surface water and groundwater pollution."

 

In Bangladesh, one in four women use their period properly. Low use rates lead to infections and often prevent girls from going to school. The project will make it easier for 150 women entrepreneurs to sell microfinance loan facilities to sanitary Napkins at their doorsteps. It will also promote women's representation and leadership in water management committees at the community level. The project will cover 78 districts in Upazilas in Mymensingh, Rangpur, Chittagong, and Sylhet Divisions.

It is credited’ to the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA), which provides subsidized financing, with a 30-year term, including a five-year grace period. It is currently the largest ongoing IDA program in Bangladesh with a total of .5 13.5 billion. The World Bank was one of the first development partners to support Bangladesh and has pledged more than 31 31 billion in grants, interest-free and concessional loans to the country since independence.


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