Date: October 21, 2020
Professor Dr Sujit Kumar Bala has been nominated as a representative in the Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Board. He has been nominated from the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), by the request of WASA authority.
Water Supply and Sewerage Authority or WASA is the main body administering Water supply, Drainage and Sanitation system in Bangladesh. It was established in the year 1963 as an independent organization, under the East Pakistan ordinance XIX. At present WASA operates according to the WASA act 1996. Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Bengali: ঢাকা ওয়াসা) is a Bangladesh government agency under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives responsible for water and sewage in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and Narayanganj. Dhaka WASA was established in 1963 as an independent agency with the responsibility to supply water and sewage to Dhaka. It also became responsible of water and sewage Narayanganj in 1990. In 1996 it was made into an autonomous for-profit body with the passage of WASA Act. On 16 March 2019, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Estimate recommended that the government of Bangladesh split Dhaka WASA into two different bodies along North and South Dhaka. DWASA is now operating as an autonomous body with corporate culture in its management & operation.