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Thames Water project reaches half-way point

With the first two years of the four-year Thames Water-WaterAid project in Bangladesh now complete, 13,000 people now have access to clean water, and a further 15,000 people have access to sanitation.

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8 Apr 2013 | UK
Thames Water's Thames 4 Bangladesh programme has reached the half-way point. Thames for WaterAid logo

The Thames 4 Bangladesh programme is the first project of its kind, where a company and its four sponsors (CH2M HILL, Black & Veatch, GBM and Tamesis) has worked with WaterAid to adopt entire areas to focus their efforts and fundraising

Over the four years of the project Thames Water aims to raise £1millon to directly support the work in Bangladesh and an additional £1million to support WaterAid's work globally.

With the first two years of the four-year project in Bangladesh now complete, 13,000 people from four small towns in Bangladesh now have access to clean water, and a further 15,000 people have access to sanitation.

A group from Thames Water is visiting Bangladesh to see first-hand what life is like for those without safe water and sanitation. On Monday 8 April, the team visited the Abashon community in Paikgacha to see how the local community now has clean, safe drinking water and safe sanitation thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of Thames Water’s staff and contractors.

Read the group's blog to follow their journey to see how money raised by Thames employees, customers and partners is changing lives, and what work is left to be done at the half-way point of its four-year Thames 4 Bangladesh programme in support of WaterAid. The group have also been tweeting from the trip and you can follow them on Twitter @Thames4WaterAid.

Read more about how WaterAid and Thames work together.