SECONDARY TOWNS WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION SECTOR (GOB-ADB) PROJECT
Project Financing, Management, Objectives and Project Areas
The Secondary Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (STWSSP) is being implemented by the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) under the Local Government Division (LGD). The project is jointly financed by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The total project cost is Tk. 4855.97 million and the implementation period is from August, 2008 to June, 2012. The project will be implemented in 16 Pourashavas as listed below.
A Project Steering Committee (PSC)
, consisting of prominent Government officials at central and local levels will provide policy guidance and overall coordination.
A Project Management Unit (PMU)
has been established in DPHE
, with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the project and for active coordination with all stakeholders. Pourashavas
are implementing agencies under the project, with responsibility for procuring and implementing sub-projects. To manage these activities the Pourashavas have set up Project Implementation Units (PIU)
, manned with local and DPHE staff. More info
Overall project objectives
To improve living conditions and health standards as well as creating better economic opportunities for Citizens in 16 participating Pourashavas, by providing enhanced quality and coverage of Water Supply and Sanitation.
- Increase the water supply coverage up to 90% from the present coverage of 29% (average) by the year 2015 with an additional inclusion of 19.48 lakh people under water supply system.
- Increase the sanitation coverage from 74% to 100% by the year 2010 conforming to the GoB commitment- "sanitation for all by 2010".
- Improve capacity of secondary towns to plan, implement, operate, manage, maintain and finance water supply and sanitation investments.
- Improve capacity of DPHE to plan, design, supervise, monitor
Project Areas (16 Pourashavas)
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