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Coca-Cola provides support for water resilience of poor communities

TBP Desk
23 Mar 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 23 Mar 2023 00:34:59
Coca-Cola provides support for water resilience of poor communities
Coca-Cola Foundation officials hand over a grant for WSUP celebrating World Water Day in a programme recently in Chattogram – Courtesy Photo

The Coca-Cola Foundation recently provided a grant to Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to enhance water resilience for 40,000 residents of low-income communities in Chattogram.

The project aimed to increase access to clean, safe water supply through upgraded infrastructure and services, and improve water usage behaviours in the communities, said a press release.

The pilot project titled “Enhancing community water resilience for low-income communities” will demonstrate climate-resilient water facilities in LICs. The project will also promote water stewardship, helping protect water supplies from exploitation, contamination, and wastage while reducing risks of water-related illnesses and supporting water conservation and security.

The announcement of this project was shared during the World Water Day celebration organised by WSUP, in Chattogram WASA where a representative from Chattogram University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chattogram City Corporation, Department of Public Health Engineering, Chattogram WASA key officials and development partners like UNICEF, UNDP, INGOs, NGOs were present.

Coca-Cola Foundation President Saadia Madsbjerg said, “Sustainable access to safe water is a core priority area for the Coca-Cola Foundation and we are proud to support the work of WSUP in improving water access in Chattogram.”