|Project Introduction:Bangladesh Arsenic Mitigation Water Supply Project (BAMWASP) planned to introduce piped water supply to provide safe water to the rural population. The project concept contained a more innovative approach of engaging private sponsors in planning, implementation and initial operation of the system before handing over to the community. Participation of the community right from the onset was a vital consideration together with serving the poor and vulnerable members. Before nationwide application of the system through BAMWSP launched in June 2005, BAMWSP intended to test the system by introducing a group of pilot projects under IDA credit no. 3124-BD. The main objective of the pilots was to check the sponsor’s ability in project preparation, implementation and initial operations and rural peoples’ response to pipe water system, willingness and affordability to pay for water.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) responded to the expression of interest (IOE) invited by BAMWSP for piloting water supply scheme in rural areas and indented to sponsor a piped water supply scheme at village Nalta Sharif under Upazila Kaligonj, District- Satkhira ensuring community participation in planning and cost sharing. According to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between BAMWSP and DAM feasibility studies were carried out in the village during Feb’05 to July’05 covering social, technical financial aspect and accordingly submitted a feasibility report with a view to prepare detailed “ Project Proposal” for grant assistance.
On acceptance of Feasibility Report by BAMWSP in May’06 this project proposal has been prepared in accordance with the BAMWSP guidelines. The proposal was accepted and an agreement was signed between BAMWSP and DAM on March 18, 2007. In order to address some of the construction related problems faced by the sponsors, some changes were adopted and an amended contract was signed again between the parties on February 12, 2009. The project has been completed by November 2009.
Goal and Objective:
To build capacity of the local community organization to construct, operate and maintain the installed piped water system.
Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients:
The project is being implemented in Nalta union of Kaliganj Upazilla in Satkhira district and number of field office is one.
FY (2012-2013): 1130000(BDT)
Contact Person : Mr. Mohammad Mosabber Hossain, Head of WASH
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