The Largest Single Sewage Treatment Plant in South Asia Completed, to Benefit 5 Million in Bangladesh
Recently, a ceremony was held to commemorate the completion of the largest single sewage treatment plant in South Asia - Bangladeshi Dasherkandi Sewage Treatment Plant, which is an important part of the Belt and Road initiative and the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor. The project has sewage treatment capacity of 500,000 tons per day, to greatly benefit residents in Bangladesh.
Dasherkandi Sewage Treatment Plant
Dasherkandi Sewage Treatment Plant project funded by the concessional loan of the Chinese government construction commenced in August 2017. PowerChina's Chengdu Engineering Corporation undertaken the project's design, procurement, construction, and operation. The project is consisted of an external sewage lifting pump station, sewage transport pipes, sewage treatment main plant area, and a sludge drying and incineration system.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina who appeared at the completion ceremony hailed the plant's important role in improving and protecting local rivers and environment, which will allow millions of urban residents to benefit from the modern sewage treatment facility.
The project manager Zhang Chengbo said the project was officially put into operation in April 2022 after working with dozens of Chinese and foreign joint venture units, suppliers, and thousands of construction workers from China and Bangladesh despite of dengue fever and COVID-19.
"The project has created a number of 'firsts' with a sewage treatment capacity of 500,000 tons per day, making it the largest single sewage treatment plant in South Asia to date and the first modern large-scale sewage treatment plant in Bangladesh," Ju Qifeng, the deputy general manager of Chengdu Engineering Corporation, said, "and the project also marks the first time that a sewage treatment plant and a sludge incineration plant in Bangladesh have been built simultaneously, and it is also the first time that the ‘spray drying + rotary kiln incineration process’ technology and equipment with China's independent intellectual property rights have been put into operation overseas".
At the peak of the project construction, more than 1,000 local employees were employed, and thousands of jobs were created for the local people during the entire construction period, and a large amount of equipment and materials were purchased locally, which greatly promoted the local economic development. After operation, the plant can process sewage for nearly 5 million residents, largely contributing to the improvement of local water pollution and level up locals' quality life.
（Source:Chengdu Engineering Corporation Limited)