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Sinomach: Water for Dhaka

SASAC, CGTN| Updated: December 16, 2022

Water is the origin of all things and clean drinking water is one of the guarantees for life.

Located in South Asia, Bangladesh is known as the "Land of Rivers" with its dense networks of rivers and abundant water resources. According to a 2018 World Bank report, Dhaka, the capital city, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with a population of about 14 million, who all face a clean water shortage. As a result of soil conditions and industrial wastewater pollution, Dhaka has poor-quality underground water and surface water. Safe and hygienic drinking water is an urgent livelihood issue that needs to be addressed.

In February 2019, the Padma Water Treatment Plant in Bangladesh, built by China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach), passed its acceptance inspection. The project is a key livelihood project under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and a practice of Chinese enterprises in going global.

Watch the video to learn more about how the project has changed local people's lives.

(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)