BD DPH sets up 1200 tubewells and 1200 latrines for Ruhingyas

BD DPH sets up 1200 tubewells and 1200 latrines for Ruhingyas


Department of Public Health and Engineering under the Local Government Division constructed 1,200 sanitary latrines and installed 1,200 tube wells in Cox’s Bazar for Rohingya, fleeing from their homes, Rakhine state in face of ethnic cleansing by Myanmar army.

The 1,200 sanitary latrines have been constructed for ensuring hygienic sanitation and 1,200 tube wells would supply safe drinking water to Rohingyas in the areas of Cox’s Bazar, according to a statement issued here today.

The statement said the DPHE installed 698 tube wells, while the rest of tube wells would be set up within the next three days. Besides, the DPHE was also supplying water among Rohingyas through 14 water treatment plants and six mobile water carriers, having capacity of 3,000 litre water at the Rohingya camps.

The department set up eight water reservoirs having 1,000 litre water facility adjacent to the road for easy supplying of water. Some six lakh water purified tablets were deposited in Cox’s Bazar, while more 14 lakh tablets were ready, the statement added.

The DPHE also used 1,350 kg of bleaching powder to avoid unhygienic condition in the areas, it said.


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