The water-related industries in Bangladesh have been facing increasing demands due to the rise in population and expansion of cities. The Nation has successfully met this expanding demand thanks to the growing water related sectors. Bangladesh’s ecological sustainability and economic development are dependent on several critical factors and wastewater technology is one of them. the population in Bangladesh is about 160 million and is forecasted to increase to 169 million by 2025. Dhaka is expected to become one of the world’s megacities, with a gross domestic product of US$ 1200 billion and daily demand of 3.425 billion liters of water. So The opportunities in the water sector in Bangladesh are immensely encouraging for all products & services from water, wastewater technologies and solution-based products and service industry. Thus, investing in this growing sector must be recognized as a good decision.
Bangladesh has made significant progress in reducing open defecation, from 34 percent in 1990 to just one percent of the national population in 2015. There is also a significant increase in investments in the water related sectors of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, to which the World Bank has committed $43 million since 2012, aims to increase a safe water supply and hygienic sanitation in the rural areas of Bangladesh. The Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project ($144 million from the Bank for Fiscal Year 2011 to 2018) is supporting to increase the sustainable access to safe water and improved sanitation, and it supports the establishment of a long-term water supply, sanitation and drainage infrastructure and operational management program in Chittagong. The Bank committed $72 million to the Dhaka Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Bangladesh from Fiscal Years 2009 to 2016, which supported the improvement of storm-water drainage in select catchments in Dhaka, and WASA’s planning capacity in the areas of sanitation and drainage.