Dhaka South City mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon said Wednesday that the development activities initiated by him already brought visible positive changes in his area though many civic problems remains to be solved.
Speaking at a news conference he called at the Nagar Bhaban, to mark the 3rd anniversary of his taking the mayor’s office, Khokon said that people now felt happy to live in Dhaka South City.
He said that left no stone unturned to fulfill the commitments he had made before becoming the mayor.
‘Though I could not make Dhaka South City comparable with European or American cities, positive changes have begun to occur,’ he said.
He criticized global surveys that rated Dhaka as an unlivable city and said if it was unlivable how hundreds of thousands of people could live here happily.
‘It’s for the people to judge,’ was his reply to the question whether he was successful or had failed as the mayor over the last three years.
He claimed that 80 to 90 per cent of Dhaka South City’s roads were unusable when he took office but now 80 to 90 per cent roads were comfortable to the motorists and the other users.
He listed construction of new roads and footpaths and renovation of the old ones, renovation of playgrounds and parks plantation of trees, renovation of community centres, removal of unauthorized billboards, recovery of capital’s canals, mosquito control, proper waste management and construction of markets as among his success stories.
DSCC senior officials were present.
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