To promote improved sewerage services in Bangladesh, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has helped launch a new partnership between Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) and the Bureau of Sewerage of Tokyo Metropolitan of Japan.
The ADB facilitated a high-level dialogue between Bangladesh and Japan. The dialogue, led by Bangladesh's LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam, took place during October 3-6 in Tokyo. It included meetings with the governor of Tokyo and the minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism of Japan to discuss broader cooperation in the sewerage sector.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by DWASA and the Bureau of Sewerage of the Tokyo Metropolitan government to start a one-year cooperation programme under Water Organizations Partnership for Resilience, said a media statement.
According to the agreement, cooperation activities will be implemented in the areas of smart and resilient sewerage services with a focus on the efficient energy plan, climate change adaptation and mitigation, efficient operation and maintenance, sludge management, and compact sewerage treatment plants.
The activities will also aim to transfer best practices, expertise, and technology through peer-to-peer exchanges between D