SMEC played a pivotal role in the US$259 million Khulna Water Supply Project, not only providing engineering expertise but also establishing governance at a local level. In association with ACE Consultants and partners, SMEC provided a full range of consultancy services for the project, including architectural, mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering, resiliency solutions and construction supervision.
This project aimed to improve access to safe drinking water through a long-term investment plan. Although this project was challenging on several fronts, our teams on the ground implemented innovative strategies to solve these problems, so that most residents in the city of Khulna now enjoy access to pipe-supplied drinking water. The outcomes achieved via this project assist the Bangladesh government in achieving its Poverty Reduction Strategy target, particularly where water is concerned.
To overcome several significant project scale and environment hurdles, SMEC also supported the KWASA, a relatively new water entity in development of:
In response to high flood levels during 2017, SMEC’s teams revised the design using numerical models to better protect against future river activity and potential climate change.
Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (KWASA)