16th Meeting of National Forum for Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangladesh

The meeting took plabanglace on September 4, 2014. The following issues wereconferredin the meeting:

The meeting approved Bangladesh Water Supply and Sanitation Regulatory Commission Bill; National Strategy for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2014; Modalities for Dedicated Research & Development Fund for WASH Sector; National Hygiene Baseline Survey, 2014; and Development of Implementation Plan for Arsenic Mitigation for Water Supply (IPAM-WS).

The meeting discussed the importance of establishing a regulatory framework for Fecal Sludge Management for Bangladesh. It approved for the development of Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Fecal Sludge Management for the country. ITN-BUET will take the lead in developing this framework with necessary policy related support of Policy Support Unit (PSU), Local Government Division (LGD).