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RAJUK lauches work on deep tube wells for Purbachal New Town project

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) on Monday inaugurated the deep tube well construction work on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis to supply water to the Purbachal New Town project.

On behalf of RAJUK Chairman (Secretary), Major (Engr) Shamsuddin Ahmed Chowdhury (Retd), Member (Development) of RAJUK has inaugurated the construction work at 102 Road of Sector 3 of Purbachal project area, said a press release.

Engr. Ujjwal Mallick, chief engineer (Implementation) of RAJUK, Md. Aminur Rahman, project director of Purbachal New Town Project, Md Manirul Haque, project director of Purbachal water supply project; and associated officers and staffs were also present at the inauguration ceremony.

Aiming to supply 340 million liters of water daily in the Purbachal New Town project area, 320 kilometers (km) pipeline network, 15 deep tube-wells, an administrative building and a workshop will be constructed under Purbachal Water Supply Project.

This PPP project is being implemented at a cost of Tk 592.39 crore out of which by RAJUK will invest Tk 299.80 crore and the remaining cost will be borne by the project company United Delcot Water Limited.

The project will be implemented in four phases. In first phase of the project, water will be supplied in five sectors (sector 1, 2,3,4,5) by June 2022 and by the end of December 2024, water will be supplied periodically to the rest of the sectors of Purbachal New Town.

Out of 15, three deep tube wells will be constructed in first phase among which the work of the first one started today.

By these deep tube wells water will be supplied till 2028 and afterwards water demand will be fulfilled with surface water supplied by Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA).

Regarding this, negotiations are underway between Dhaka WASA and RAJUK.

Mentioning this as the first water supply project on PPP basis in Bangladesh, Member (implementation) of RAJUK hopes affluent people would come to reside in the Purbachal township and asked for everyone’s cooperation regarding this.

The development works of Purbachal new town is in its final phase.

Out of 26,000 plots under Purbachal New Town Project, 22,000 plots has already been handed over to their owners.

Out of 320 kilometres of road network, 300 kilometers work has been completed.

Also out of 56 bridges, 39 bridges construction work has been done and remaining 17 bridges will be completed by June 2022.

Supply of Electricity has been done for all the sectors.

Purbachal link road construction work will be completed by June 2022, said the release.

Source: United News of Bangladesh