Writer: Aya Nakazaki (CWASA Intern, 2012)
Chittagong Water supply And Sewerage Authority (CWASA) was established in 1963 by an ordinance promulgated by the erstwhile government of East Pakistan to supply the potable water to the inhabitants of Chittagong city. Present water demand of Chittagong city is estimated at 500,000 square meter per day(hereinafter referred to as”500 MLD”) and CWASA is supplying an average of 219 MLD.
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It would be a miracle in every sense of the word if the boy trapped down a deep tube-well in Dhaka is rescued alive. There is no precedent of anyone being pulled out alive from so deep a well - believed to be several hundred feet deep - as the 4-year old is in.
Jihad' fell into the 14-inch wide pipe adjacent to a playground at the Shahjahanpur Railway Colony on Friday.
Last year, a 9-year-old boy fell into a 200-foot borewell in India's Rajasthan. Police and army could not rescue him even after 20 hours of efforts.
Fire service official Maj Shakil Newaz, leading Jihad's rescue, says they are trying to pull out the pipe. Jihad has responded to rescuers' cry. He has been supplied with oxygen and milk. However, Jihad is becoming less responsive as time passes. Rescuers have arranged for light inside the well and are trying to send a camera down there.
In 2006, 6-year-old Prince was rescued two days after falling into a 60-feet well in India's Haryana.
Rescuers called off their 23-hour long search around 2:30pm on Saturday but locals refused to give up. They finally pulled out Jihad around 3pm but by then he was dead. Doctors at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital said the child had died several hours before he was taken there. Contractor firm SR House that was installing the new tube-well has been blacklisted.
Railways Senior Deputy Assistant Engineer Jahangir Alam, in charge of the project, was dismissed on Friday. After Jihad's rescue, authorities welded the pipe's entrance.
In future, everyone should be warned about not happening this again and again. And if it happens then immediate steps we should take and we must have proper trainings or machines.
In my company only me is working from Bangladesh site as an Engineer. So each day i have to work remotely. Sometimes it creates problem for mind setting in concentration, communication and also in projects. So we take help of some tools to communicate easily and minimize our problems for remote working.
We usually have our meetings on Skype and pass some files/URL during meeting also share screens to for understanding the requirements easily.
We use sqwiggle to connect during office time. Live video is going on and we can see each other there and if necessary we can connect instantly. It helps us to connect within a very short time.
3) Google hangout
Sometimes we use google hangout to continue our meting and also we record those meeting (important ones) for future use by google air.
4) Google docs
We keep writing our requirements and plan in google spreadsheet and keep passing among members for updating each one's plan and requirements.
Each one us create icloud calendar and write down "to do" list there of every day and keep working according to that list.
Every project details and small topics we usually discuss on chawork with different group of members according to projects.
East Delta University (EDU) is a private university located at Agrabad, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.It received the government's license in 2006 and started its academic operation in February of 2008. East Delta University offers both undergraduate and post graduate programs. The University is approved by the Government of Bangladesh as well the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) under the private University rules of Bangladesh.
Photo 1: EDU team achieved runner-up position in the celebration of Social Business Day 2012 on June 28, 2012.
The Sundarbans is the world largest mangrove forest, which covers 26,000 square km in India and Bangladesh, is also the habitat of famous Royal Bengal Tigers.
An oil tanker carrying 358,000 liters (almost 100,000 gallons) of furnace oil sank in the Shela river on December 7, spilling oil over more than 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) of the Sundarbans. Located on in southwest Bangladesh, the Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal mangrove forest in the world, covering approximately 10,000 square kilometers (3,900 square miles), of which 60 percent is in Bangladesh. The Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger, and provides sanctuary to many other species.
Experts estimated a ৳1,000,000,000 loss from the sinking of the oil-tanker. The residents of surrounding areas of Sundarbans are at a health risk after the environment and fauna disaster.
The government of Bangladesh called the residents to collect and sell the oil to the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation. Consequently, the local oil collectors would face ultimate health risks and various skin diseases, including hair fallout if a furnace oil mixed with water contacts face or hair.
Environmentalists warned the event as an ecological "catastrophe" as the event occurred at a protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins.Experts expressed their concerns saying that due to the oil spill, normal life of the aquatic organisms of Sundarbans will be hampered as animals like dolphins come above the water to take a breath. Wildlife near the river have a life risk because they couldn’t breathe due to the smell of oil. Some images published indicates the disaster killed some animals.
At least 200 hired workers in nearly 100 engine and country boats have started a campaign to collect the oil from rivers and channels, a local resident told PTI over phone. The workers were loading the boats with the oil they were collecting manually using the traditional equipment and depositing those in tanks in nearby ferry terminals.
The authorities earlier had asked local people to collect the furnace oil using fishing nets, sponges or any other manual means and sell it to the state-run Padma Oil Company.
Seven members of the sunken tanker’s crew managed to swim ashore, but their captain Mokhlesur Rahman was missing till Friday evening.The authorities have filed a lawsuit against the owners of both ships.
Officials said oil spill from the sunken tanker affected seven young saltwater crocodiles at Karamjal Wildlife Reproduction Centre and they were concerned about the fate of dolphins in the region it is their natural abode.
Sundarban is our national heritage we should stand together for supporting it.