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4 Mar 2021 KABUL, Afghanistan
The government of India has signed a $236 Million USD deal to build the Shahtoot Dam in Kabul which will provide fresh drinking water for roughly 2 million residents and support irrigation efforts across Afghanistan.The Pakistan government continues to express concern about Shahtoot River interventions that will reduce water flow into their country by 16 to 17 percent...
7 Feb 2021 DHAKA
The demand for water will go up by 50 per cent by 2050 and some 4.0 billion people in this world face water scarcity at least for a few months of a year. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chairman of Bangladesh's parliamentary standing committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, came up with the statement while addressing the closing ceremony of the 6th International Water Conference organised by ActionAid Bangladesh on Friday...
11 Aug 2020 DHAKA, Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Ministry of Water Resources is set to seek funding for an estimated $985 Million USD to implement a “Teesta River Comprehensive Management and Restoration Project”, possibly with support from China, as discussions with India over management of the river are perceived to have been unproductive...
15 Jul 2020 DHAKA
A third of Bangladesh is underwater after some of the heaviest rains in a decade, officials said. Almost four million people have also been hit by monsoon floods in South Asia. "This is going to be the worst flood in a decade," Bangladesh's Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre chief Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan told the AFP news agency.
27 Apr 2020 DHAKA
In spring of 2019, researchers set out to investigate what chemicals could be found in the waters of Bangladesh. In the lab, an analysis revealed that the waters held a cocktail of pharmaceuticals and other compounds, including antibiotics, antifungals, anticonvulsants, anesthetics, antihypertensive drugs, pesticides, flame retardants and more.
25 Apr 2020 DHAKA, Bangladesh
Bangladesh capital city Dhaka's water and sewage system is to benefit from development bank and government investment to improve supply and sanitation for an underserved, fast growing poulation.The World Bank (WB) and the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB) have approved financing of $170 Million USD each for Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA)...
12 Oct 2019 DHAKA
Water scarcity is a problem in some parts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh every year. With a view to end the water crisis, the Bangladeshi government in recent years launched several mega projects. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday inaugurated the "Padma (Jashaldia) Water Treatment Plant (phase-1)," constructed by a Chinese firm...
11 Oct 2019 DHAKA
The brutal murder of a student in Bangladesh’s top university highlights the incendiary debate on water diplomacy with India, as well as the silencing of criticism of the government. Abrar Fahad was a second-year student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), the country’s top university...
28 Sep 2019 DHAKA
The World Bank (WB) will provide $100 million to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation system in selected 30 municipalities in Bangladesh as well as to help build their capacities for delivering water and sanitation services. “In this regard, a loan agreement will be signed between the government and the World Bank on October 6 at the Economic Relations Division in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area,” said an ERD official.
20 May 2019 COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have constructed a deep underground shaft to provide safe water to Rohingya refugees in Camp 12 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where about one million displaced persons are located.Conventional lever pumps operate efficiently up to seven meters in depth...
8 Apr 2019 DHAKA
Chronic exposure to higher concentration of arsenic through drinking water may cause more deaths in young adults in a number of different diseases, says a new study. The study shows young adults who passed away due to cancer, cerebro-vascular, cardio-vascular and respiratory diseases – were found to have a higher exposure to arsenic-laced water...
8 Apr 2019 DHAKA, Bangladesh
UNICEF has released a new report examining effects of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change on children in Bangladesh. With its flat topography, dense population, and weak infrastructure, the country is unusually vulnerable to the consequences of climate change...