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Project Background:

Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Supply (HYSAWA) Project is the part of the water supply and sanitation component which is the second phase of Water and Sanitation Sector Program aided by the Governments of Bangladesh and Denmark jointly. Dak Diye Jai through HYSAWA Fund Management Office, Dhaka and with the help of the Government of Bangladesh and financial and technical supports of DANIDA started the project in January 2009 at No. 1, Gavaramchandrapur union of Jhalokathi Sadar Upazila under Jhalokathi district and No. 4, Dirgha Union of Nazirpur Upazila under Pirojpur district. Present working area of this project is Mehendigonj upazila of Barisal district.

Duration: January 2009 to December 2014

Area Coverage:Sadar Upazila of Jhalokathi district, Nazirpur Upazila of Pirojpur district and Mehendigonj upazila of Barisal district.

Source of Funding:Governments of Bangladesh and DANIDA jointly through HYSAWA Fund Management Office, Dhaka.

Project Goal: The holistic goal of the project is to involve the people through local government organization (e.g., Union Council) with a view to improve the safe water supply and proper sanitation and and practice sustainable hygienic behaviour among the people.

Objectives of the Project:

  • To develop permanent hygienic habits of the people by changing their hygienic behaviour;
  • To improve the total sanitation system (CLTS) with the leadership of the local community;
  • To extend the network or coverage of safe water supply services;
  • To increase the capacity at all levels of the government, local government organizations, NGO stakeholders with a view to keep effective results in achieving the above mentioned objectives;
  • To decentralize the administrative and financial systems and power of the local government organizations in regard to changing of the hygienic behaviour, sanitation and safe water supply services.

Project Participants: Community people, Union Council, Civil Society, DPHE.

Major Interventions: Motivate and aware the people in using safe latrine (water sealed), changing their behaviour regarding hygiene, using safe drinking water, installation of tube wells etc.