Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Limited has announced the HSBC Water Program – a five year long US$100 million global program in partnership with WaterAid, Earthwatch and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The program will seek to ensure supply of safe water, water conservation, sanitation best practices, as well as information and education management in the field of water efficiency.
In the next five years, HSBC Water Program will provide safe water to 0.25 million people and sanitation to 0.4 million people in the north-east and north-western regions of Bangladesh through the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) project of WaterAid in Bangladesh. Around USD 3.12 million will be deployed for the cause.
Khairul Islam – Country Representative of WaterAid in Bangladesh and Andrew Tilke – CEO of HSBC Bangladesh jointly launched the Bangladesh part of the HSBC Water Project on Wednesday.
BBN/SSR/AD-12July12-8:42 am (BST)