Poor sanitation cuts GDP growth | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 31, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 31, 2012

Poor sanitation cuts GDP growth

Says Razzaque

Food and Disaster Management Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque yesterday said poor sanitation causes about 6.3 percent loss in the country's GDP, said a press release.
Safe water supply is one of the biggest challenges in combating disaster and government and NGOs must act in a coordinated manner to combat this challenge, the minister said.
He was addressing as a chief guest at a project-launching workshop on 'Ensuring Water & Sanitation Facilities towards Disaster Risk Reduction' held at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Concern Universal Bangladesh (CUB) jointly organised the workshop.

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