Modest inauguration of Public Toilet at Gas Station held yesterday!

22 Aug 2016

The model of private sector engagement for better sanitation started to roll formally from yesterday. WaterAid Bangladesh in association with Dhaka North City Corporation has inaugurated a modern public toilet at Zaman Filling Station in the capital, funded by H&M Foundation, on Sunday.

Md Mesbahul Islam, CEO, Dhaka North City Corporation, inaugurated the public toilet in presence of Badruzzaman Babu, Chairman, Zaman Group; Masud Ali Khan, President, CNG Filling Station Owner’s Association and Md Khairul Islam, Country Director, WaterAid Bangladesh, in a modest ceremony.

This is a full-fledged toilet facility equipped with modern amenities and a separate chamber for women built at this gas station to support travellers with a safe, clean and well-equipped washroom, free of charge. The entire area has been brought under CCTV surveillance and contains smoke detectors in the toilet chambers for user safety.

There is also a safe drinking water facility in the compound, designed with water-efficient faucets in consideration of the environment. Two caretakers, including a female, have been appointed to maintain this facility on a shift basis, and boost the confidence of female pedestrians or passengers to use the facility without hesitation or fear.

WaterAid Bangladesh aims to transform the public toilet services of Dhaka city through construction/renovation of public toilets and development of sustainable operation and management models under its project of Stimulating Urban Norms for Rigorous Improvement in the Sanitation Environment (SUNRISE).

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