Dhaka WASA

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Bengali: ঢাকা ওয়াসা) is a Bangladesh government agency under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives responsible for water and sewage in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and Narayanganj.[1] Taqsem A. Khan is the managing director of Dhaka WASA.[2]

Dhaka WASA
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AbbreviationDhaka Water and Sewerage Authority
Formation1963
TypeAutonomous
PurposeWater and Sewerage Service
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Location
  • Dhaka
Region served
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
WebsiteDhaka WASA

HistoryEdit

Dhaka WASA was established in 1963 as an independent agency with the responsibility to supply water and sewage to Dhaka. It also became responsible of water and sewage Narayanganj in 1990. In 1996 it was made into an autonomous for-profit body with the passage of WASA Act.[3] On 16 March 2019, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Estimate recommended that the government of Bangladesh split Dhaka WASA into two different bodies along North and South Dhaka.[4]

CriticismEdit

In a 2019 reportTransparency International Bangladesh reported that Dhaka WASA had "Rampant graft" and provided "poor service".[5] In four out of ten zones of WASA, it was supplying water contaminated with harmful bacteria.[6] According to a WASA report submitted to Bangladesh High Court, Dhaka WASA was supplying polluted water to 57 areas of Dhaka.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Unclean Water: N'ganj Wasa officials get an earful from locals". The Daily Star. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ "DHAKA WASA". dwasa.org.bd. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ "About Dhaka Wasa". dwasa.org.bd. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "JS body recommends to split Dhaka Wasa into two". The Daily Star. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  5. ^ "TIB survey on Dhaka Wasa: Rampant graft, poor service". The Daily Star. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Harmful bacteria in Wasa water". The Daily Star. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Dhaka Wasa says water supplied to 57 areas polluted". The Daily Star. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.