Dhaka is facing drop in supply from its water level, as it is the main source of drinking water for its population of 11 million.
Suez and Veolia in a joint venture signed a contract worth 275 million Euros, through a subsidiary of Veolia Water Technologies, as equal partners.
Veolia said in a statement, Dhaka is facing drop in supply from its water level, as it is the main source of drinking water for its population of 11 million.
The matter of population growth and increase in urbanization suggests the drinking water required is expected to double by 2030 in Dhaka while the level of the region’s water intake continues to drop each year.
Bangladesh established the Dhaka Water Supply Project and it aims to diversify water intakes and to develop the use of surface water.
Under the contract, both environmental services companies Veolia and Suez will design, build and operate a new drinking water treatment plant, by adopting a water intake 22km upstream on the Meghna River.
The plant to supply 4.3 million of the capital’s residents approx with drinking water compliant with the World Health Organization’s international standards.
Asian Development Bank, the French Development Agency, the European Investment Bank and the Bangladeshi government are going to fund this major project.