Friday, November 22, 2019 | ePaper

WASA trashes TIB report

Our water 100pc drinkable: MD

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
Managing Director Taksim A Khan on Saturday claims that the water supplied by the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in the capital is 100 per cent drinkable.
At the same time he rejected the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)'s findings regarding WASA water.
The TIB found that the city residents have to burn gas worth Tk 3.32 billion every year for making WASA water drinkable.
The WASA Managing Director was speaking at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters' Unity in the capital on Saturday.
Terming the TIB study one-sided and ill-motivated, the WASA MD also said the report was prepared without doing any laboratory test.
"We've collected 243 samples from

different parts of Dhaka in November 2018 and found the standard of water satisfactory," Taksim A Khan said.
Sometimes, contaminated water is found in few old supply line, but the authorities resolve the problem immediately, he added. The anti-graft watchdog in its study published on Wednesday showed that 93 per cent consumers reported that they made the supply water drinkable in various ways, of which 91 per cent reported that they boiled before using water for drinking.  
It has been estimated that for the purpose of making the water drinkable by boiling has an implication of burning natural gas amounting 365,7,37,008 cubic metres, which cost approximately Tk 3.32 billion every year, said the study. Terming the study as fictitious and unrealistic, Taksim A Khan rejected the statement that all consumers boiled WASA water. On the issue of burning natural gas, he said the WASA earns Tk four billion as revenue and another Tk two billion by reducing system loss and this was not mentioned in the TIB study. 

More News For this Category

People intruding into Bangladesh in NRC fear

Staff Reporter :The number of illegal intruders into Bangladesh from India for fear of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of the country suddenly has risen.Often everyday people from India are

Buses still off the road in 8 dists

Buses still off the road in 8 dists

Staff Reporter :After a meeting of transport owners-workers with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, it was decided to withdraw the strike but workers have continued to enforce the strike in

BD eyeing history in maiden day-night Test

BSS, Kolkata :Humiliated in the first match in Indore, Bangladesh dare create a history when they play their maiden day-night Test against India in Kolkata, beginning from today (Friday). GTV

Drive against corruption, terrorism to continue: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated that the ongoing drive against corruption, terrorism and militancy will continue.Addressing a civic and military gathering at a reception arranged in Senakunja of

Work resumes at Ctg port

Staff Reporter :Transportation of goods and containers started carrying goods in Chattogram from early Thursday.The goods transportation resumed after truck and covered-van workers called off their strike after a meeting

A trader looks at his burned shop at the Rajdhani Super Market in Dhaka on Thursday, a day after the blaze that engulfed the market gutting at least 50 shops.

A trader looks at his burned shop at the Rajdhani Super Market in Dhaka on Thursday, a day after the blaze that engulfed the market gutting at least 50 shops.

145 Indians deported from US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi :More than 140 Indians, including 3 women, were deported from Arizona in the United States landed at the New Delhi international airport around 7am on Wednesday.

Myanmar on trial for Rohingya genocide - the legal cases

Reuters :A series of legal cases filed in recent weeks at courts across the globe have heaped pressure on Myanmar to answer for alleged atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims during

UP member held after torture video draws flak

UP member held after torture video draws flak

Sylhet Correspondent :Police have detained a union council member of Sylhet's Zakiganj Upazila after his video of beating up a man in the name of arbitration drew flak on social

22 killed as Idlib IDP camp hit by missile attack

Al Jazeera News :At least 22 civilians have been killed in Syria's northwest region as Russian-backed government forces continued air raids and shelling in the last rebel-held territory in the