RWASA commits to maintain integrity in service delivery activities

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RAJSHAHI, Dec 3, 2020 (BSS) – Rajshahi Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (RWASA) is always committed to maintain integrity in all its service delivery activities for betterment of the consumers in general.

“We have persistently been working with the vision of establishing a sustainable and smart water management system through ensuring transparency, accountability and participation of all stakeholders,” said Sultan Hamid, Managing Director of RWASA.

He revealed this while giving an overview of the organization and its mandates in a two-day long ‘Integrity Management Workshop for Rajshahi WASA’ that ended at MIDAS Restaurant in Rajshahi city today.

Centre of Entrepreneurship Water and Sanitation (CEWAS), Rajshahi WASA, Water Integrity Network (WIN) and NGO Forum for Public Health jointly organized the workshop that developed a roadmap for ensuring an effective integrity management in Rajshahi WASA.

NGO Forum Executive Director Abdur Rashid, WIN Program Coordinator Binayak Das and CEWAS Program Manager Celia Schmidt shared their respective expertise on the issue virtually.

NGO Forum Project Focal Person Kazi Monir Mosharof, External Coach Nazrul Islam, Head of Training Syed Waliul Islam and Regional Manager Rabiul Haque facilitated the workshop along with its series of group discussions.

Sultan Hamid said the workshop will contribute a lot towards capacity development of Rajshahi WASA which will ensure friendly customer services besides promoting sustainable environment friendly water management system and smart efficient office management in near future.

He said improving efficiency, applying effective technology and reducing the water generation cost are missions of the public utility service organization and it’s now in a position of implementing the projects in proper time.

“So far, we have brought around 85 percent of Rajshahi city’s total around seven lakh population under the water supply coverage,” said Sultan Hamid.

Rajshahi WASA is going to implement a Taka 93.45 crore project aiming at improving public health and livelihood condition of urban people through strengthening water supply system.

The project titled “Water Supply System Renovation in Rajshahi City” will be implemented with an estimated cost of Taka 93.45 crore to remove the existing water supply related problems.

Under the project, seven pump houses will be constructed with replacement of 30 production tube-wells and regeneration of another 80 production tube-wells.

Apart from this, 95-kilometer pipelines of different diameters will be installed, while another 38-kilometer will be replaced and 600 washouts will be installed for supplying pump motors to 60 production tube-wells. Besides, 133-kilometer roads will be renovated.

The project has also provision of supplying 12 pump motors to the Shyampur Water Purification Plant together with re-excavating its ponds and replacing the filter and dousing system.

The project is mainly intended to reconstruct and renovate the existing water supply infrastructures to meet the gradually mounting water demands in the interim period until building a modern water supply system in Rajshahi city through construction of a surface water treatment plant by 2024.

Taking part in the series of group discussions, RWASA executives, engineers and officials concerned put forward a set of recommendations on how to attain all objectives of the workshop.