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Wasa awarded for improved management

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) wins Water Performer of the Year Award in the Global Water Summit held in Germany for improvements in service sectors like reducing system loss and operational cost and review earning.

Former secretary general of United Nations Kofi Annan, who delivered speech as the main spokesman in the summit, handed over the award to the managing director of Wasa, said a press release.

Though the Wasa got the award, the residents at different parts of the city have to enjoy stinky water.

Taqsem A Khan, the MD of Wasa, said though they were still under huge challenges of supplying pure drinking water, they got the recognition for reducing five percent system loss from 34 to 29 percent, increased 20 percent revenue income and reduced operational cost.

Around 500 delegates from different countries including Dhaka Wasa took part in the summit held from April 18 to 19 in Berlin.

Among the seven pre-qualifying presentations from seven water utility bodies of the world, Dhaka Wasa has been voted as one of the best presentations at the performance challenge part, the release said.

The seven cities that took part in the competition are Kansas and Gilber of Arizona of USA, Gdansk of Poland, Bucharest of Rumania, Algiers of Algeria, Brasilia of Brazil and Dhaka of Bangladesh.

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