DHAKA, Bangladesh

The World Bank approved $170 million to improve sanitation services here that will benefit 1.5 million residents.

The Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project will help improve the city’s livability with safely managed sanitation services, particularly in the south, according to a bank’s statement.

“About 3.5 million people living in Dhaka’s low-income communities, especially women, suffer most from poor sanitation and high levels of pollution,” said Mercy Tembon, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan. “This project will help ensure safe sanitation, which is essential for reducing public health risks as well as extreme poverty.”

Under the project, 50,000

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