Chattogram mayor repeats pledge to make city green

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 00:35, Dec 04,2019


Chattogram City Corporation mayor A J M Nasir uddin on Tuesday said that the city corporation was relentlessly working to fulfill his election pledge to make the port city a green and clean one.

‘Proper solid waste management system helped decrease the number of dustbins despite the increase in the number of inhabitants,’ Nasir said at a press conference on the city’s development work at K B Abdus Sattar auditorium at Anderkilla in the city.

He said the corporation had closed 825 open dustbins out of 1375 at different corners of the city.

The mayor said that 1972 cleaners had been recruited and nine lakh bins distributed to households to inspire them stop throwing away waste in the open place.

He said that the excavation work on a seven feet wide and about three kilometer long canal from Baroipara to Karnaphuli river had begun at the cost of Tk 1256 crore to end the city’s water logging.

He said that S Alam Group would launch a bus service with air-conditioned 100 buses to ease traffic congestion.

The mayor said that the port city citizens might sometimes undergo sufferings due to the development work.

He also said that initiatives had been taken to make the airport road a four-lane road.

The city corporation’s chief executive officer Md Shamsuddoha, chief engineer Sohel Ahmed, chief town planner A K M Rezaul Karim, chief education officer Suman Barua, councilor Abida Azad were present among others in the press conference.

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