Korean company Kunhwa Engineering will rehabilitate and expand 376 kilometres of water pipelines for Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority.
The Korean consulting firm will work in the neighbourhoods like Fakirapool, Malibagh, Moghbazar, Mouchak, Rampura and other adjacent areas under the utility company's MODS Zone-6, Wasa said in a statement. The Asian Development Bank will finance the 42-month project that begins next month to ensure a better quality of supplied water through new pipelines as well as a reduction in system loss, according to the statement.
Taqsem A Khan, managing director of Dhaka Wasa, and Wui Jae Kim, Bangladesh representative of Kunhwa Engineering, signed an agreement under Wasa's environment-friendly sustainable water supply project yesterday.
Kim Hyun Joo, Charge de Affairs of the Koran embassy in Dhaka, was also present.
Dhaka Wasa now supplies 242 crore litres of water every day against a demand of 230 crore litres.