PKSF has constructed about two and a half lakh toilets across the country

Although open defecation is almost eliminated in Bangladesh, there is a severe lack of access to hygienic, safe managed toilets. Since 2021, the Government of Bangladesh is implementing a special project titled ‘Promoting Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene for Human Resource Development’ in order to achieve the 6th goal of sustainable development or SDG (clean, safe water and sanitation).

Under the supervision of the Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), which is responsible for the implementation of the project, 237,000 two-hole toilets have been constructed in 30 districts of the country. At this time, water supply system has been established in 60 thousand houses under safe management.

This information was informed at the third annual coordination meeting of the project organized at PKSF building on Thursday. Additional managing director of PKSF during the meeting. Md. Jasim Uddin said that this five-year project is being implemented in 182 upazilas of 8 divisions of the country through 87 subsidiary organizations of PKSF with the joint financing of World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

World Bank Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist Rokeya Ahmed and PKSF General Manager and Project Coordinator Abdul Mateen spoke in this coordination meeting among others.

Besides, in the open discussion phase, the representatives of the cooperative organizations held constructive discussions on various aspects of the implementation of the project activities. Besides, special awards were given to 20 branches of 11 subsidiary organizations for achieving the project implementation targets.