In the Dasher Gandhi village on the southeastern outskirts of Dhaka. The capital of Bangladesh, ponds and rivers form a dense water system. And local children jumped into the clear water to play and play. Seeing the reporter’s camera, they showed off their swimming skills excitedly. Some swam forward with outstretched arms, and some jumped into the water. A large group of children gathered in front of the camera and shouted in unison. “I love swimming, I love Gojaria River, I love my country.
The Gojaria River, which not only brings joy to the children. But also brings convenience to the villagers, became clear after the operation of the Dasher Gandhi Sewage Treatment Plant. Villager Naseem still remembers the previous sewage river. “There is always a foul smell, and there are very few fish in the river. Bathing in river water sometimes makes you feel uncomfortable.”
The operation of the Dasher Gandhi sewage treatment plant not only made the villagers happy. But was also highly appreciate by the Bangladesh government. On July 13, Bangladesh held a grand completion ceremony for the Dasher Gandhi Sewage Treatment Plant Project. At the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that a sustainable and high-quality modern sewage treatment system is crucial. To the long-term stability of urban water supply. The commissioning of the sewage plant is the beginning of the implementation of the overall planning of the sewage treatment system in Bangladesh. And will play an important role in improving the water quality and environment of rivers in related areas. The sewage plant has a daily sewage treatment capacity of 500 million liters, and will effectively treat sewage in many areas of the capital Dhaka, benefiting nearly 5 million urban residents.
Bay of Bengal
Bangladesh is located in the north of the Bay of Bengal. And its territory is cover with large and small rivers and ponds. 85% of the whole territory is an alluvial plain with well-developed river network. Rivers and lakes account for about 10% of the country’s area, which are suitable for agriculture and fishery. However, it is easy to flood during the rainy season. Coupled with the clothing industry and other reasons. The river water is seriously pollute, especially in the largest city Dhaka. With a population of close to 20 million, suffers from water pollution due to the influence of domestic sewage, industrial sewage, pesticides, etc. The entire urban area has only one Pagla sewage treatment plant built in 1992. And because of backward technology and damaged pipe network And other reasons, the processing capacity is seriously insufficient.
As an important livelihood project in Bangladesh. The Dasher Gandhi Wastewater Treatment Plant has very important political, economic and social significance. On August 1, 2017, the project officially started. And PowerChina Chengdu Survey and Design Research Institute Co., Ltd. was responsible for the design. General contract construction and one-year operation and maintenance work. After 5 years of construction, the night navigation lights in the factory area have finally lit up the night in the suburbs of Dhaka. Adding another bright color to the “Golden Bengal” and greatly improving the current situation of Dhaka’s water environment. The reporter entered the Dasher Gandhi Sewage Treatment Plant. From the sewage lifting pumping station outside the plant to the 4.8-kilometer sewage pipeline.
And then to the main sewage treatment plant and sludge incineration system covering an area of 25.58 hectares. It is very clean and green. It is shade and forms a beautiful picture scroll with the surrounding lakes, rivers and villages. The foul-smelling domestic sewage enters the treatment pipe pool. And is treat through multiple processes to become very clear at the outlet. A pool of clear water poured down from the water outlet and merged into the river with endless power. On the river, villagers can be see fishing and playing in small boats from time to time. Which is very pleasant.
As an important part of the “Belt and Road” initiative, the Dasheer Gandhi sewage treatment plant has created many “firsts” when it was completed and put into operation. The largest single sewage treatment plant is also the first time that China’s independent intellectual property rights of “spray drying + rotary kiln incineration process” technology and equipment have been built and put into operation overseas. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Yao Wen said that building a clean and beautiful world is an important part of building a community with a shared future for mankind. The project is the largest sewage treatment plant in South Asia provided by the Chinese government with preferential loans and financed by the Export-Import Bank of China. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the “Belt and Road” initiative, and it is also a harvest year for China-Bangladesh economic cooperation.