Saturday, September 25

Tag: Price

Opinion

Increased price of water should be withdrawn

The price of water and electricity for the consumers of Dhaka city is increasing exponentially. However, there is a difference. In 13 years, the price of water has increased 14 times, which is almost two and a half times as much. In July 2009, the price of Dhaka WASA's per unit (1,000 liters) water at the residential level was Tk 6.04. From 1 July, it will be Tk 15.18. On the other hand, the price of electricity has increased by 90 per cent in 11 years. Apart from the issue of price, there are serious objections about the quality of Dhaka WASA water. The allegation of having dirt and stench in WASA water is quite old. The water is unsafe to drink. Dhaka WASA managing director Taqsem A Khan was once challenged by a resident of Jatrabari area when he claimed that WASA water was 100 per c...