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IOM, Japan build solar-powered water supply network for 30,000 Rohingyas

Published : Monday, 5 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 333

One of the world's largest humanitarian solar water systems was officially inaugurated on Wednesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partner the Japan International Development Agency (JICA).
The network will provide safe, clean water to approximately 30,000 people living in the Kutupalong Mega-Camp from a deep underground well.
This network is the largest and most cost-effective system in the camps, and is the result of positive collaboration between JICA, the Bangladeshi government, the United States and IOM.
Generous funding came from the government of the United States and the government of Japan.
Local Government Division (LGD) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed inaugurated the water supply network at Camp-12.
Helal Uddin Ahmed said: "This network will go a long way in meeting the needs of the community and is a great example of cooperation between the agencies."
The Japan Embassy's Minister Takeshi Ito, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) Mohammed Abul Kalam, IOM Chief of Mission in Bangladesh Giorgi Gigauri, Cox's Bazar's Deputy Commissioner Md Kamal Hossain, Department of Public Health Engineering's Chief Engineer Md. Saifur Rahman and JICA Bangladesh Office's Chief Representative Hitoshi Hirata were present.    -UNB

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