Khulna Sewerage System Development Project (ADB-49329-007)

  • Bangladesh
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Government of Bangladesh
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 160.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS May 14, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 18, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The project will focus on establishing a sustainable and inclusive sanitation system in Khulna, that includes sewer networks, STPs, and FSM facilities, covering the commercial and the densely populated residential areas that contain around one million people. The project will also build the capacity of KWASA in planning, implementation, and O&M; of sewerage system. The project will have an immediate positive impact on the city''s environment, enhance its climate resilience by increasing sewage treatment capacity, provide sanitation solutions for residents in LICs where a piped sewer network is not feasible, and open the door to the possibility of forging future partnership with private sector."


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Nam, Jaemin
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority
Khulna City, Bangaladesh


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