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TitleCost recovery for water supply, policy and practice in Bangladesh
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBiswas, SP, Adank, M, 30, WEDCConference
PaginationP. 257-260
Date Published2004-10-01
Keywordsbangladesh, cost recovery, financing, maintenance costs, policies, safe water supply, sdiasi, sdiman, water costs

The national policy for safe drinking water supply and sanitation of Bangladesh states that "in the near future" larger parts of he construction costs of water supply systems should be recovered from the users. Furthermore, the policy descibes that user communities should become responsible for O&M of the water supply facilities in rural areas and should bear 100% of the costs of this. The policy states that transaction should be more towards cost recovery and financing practices for water supply should be gradual and there should be a safety net for the hard-core poor. This paper deals with the cost recovery and financing of water supply according to the National [policy] and how it is interpreted and put into practice by different organizations. [authors abstract] 


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