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Water supply thru' pipes in arsenic areas directed - 14 Jul 2002

The LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan directed Saturday to supply drinking water using pipes from deep tube wells on priority basis to every household in the country, including the arsenic affected areas, reports BSS.

He also stressed the need for supply of surface water after proper purification in the arsenic contaminated areas, an official press release said. The minister was addressing a presentation meeting on installation of deep tube wells in the arsenic affected areas in the conference room of the LGRD and Cooperatives Ministry in the city.

Bhuiyan directed the concerned officials to integrate officials and employees of the Public Health Engineering Department in installation of deep tube wells, examination of arsenic, maintenance and other activities.

Deputy Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Advocate Ruhul Quddus Talukdar Dulu, Secretary of the Local Government Division AYBI Siddiqui were, among others, present on the occasion. - UNB



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