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Nationwide survey on arsenic begins - 30 Dec 02

A nationwide survey on arsenic detection in groundwater has begun under Bangladesh Arsenic Mitigation and Water Supply Project (BAMWSP).

Under the three-month project, water samples of 30 lakh tube-wells in 147 upazilas of the country will be tested. Besides, arsenic-affected people will also be identified.

The survey has already been conducted in 42 upazilas and it is expected to be completed by February next, an official handout said yesterday.

On completion of the survey, the government will ensure supply of arsenic-free water in the affected areas.

As part of the programme, the survey teams, equipped with test kits and leaflets, will create awareness among the people about the danger of arsenic.

The project is being implemented under the supervision of Local Government Division and Public Health Engineering Department, the handout said. - UNB



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