Dhaka, Bangladesh
‘All dustbins will be removed from Ctg city’

‘All dustbins will be removed from Ctg city’

News Desk CHATTOGRAM, Nov 3: AJM Nasiruddin, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), recently said all of the dustbins would be removed from the port city within the next three or four years. A total of 600 out of 1,300 dustbins have already been removed from there after he took charges. "Wastes will be dumped into the dump ground directly after collecting those from households of the city," he said. The mayor disclosed this while addressing a programme titled "Jonotar Mukhomukhi Jonoprotinidhi (Representatives in Front of Public)" on Madarbari ward premises, marking the fourth anniversary of his assumption of charges as city mayor. Nasiruddin said all sorts of city development works will be implemented in phases and it is quite impossible to do all the tasks instantly. He also apprised the city dwellers that cent percent road electrification programme involving Tk 260 crore is going on in full swing. The city mayor further informed the audience that development works involving Tk 2,550 crores were completed from 1995 to 2014 while Tk 2,700 crore were spent only in the last four years. The total administrative expenses of the CCC is about Tk 270 crore and the city corporation earns revenue of Tk 150 crore as municipal tax, the mayor said, adding the CCC realized Tk 123 crore from city dwellers in the last year. With the benevolence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the development works of the city corporation are being implemented with special fund allocations from ECNEC, he added. Councillor of Madarbari ward Mazharul Islam Chowdhury presided over the function attended by councilor Nilu Nag and former councillor Rekha Alam Chowdhury as special guests. (Inputs taken from BSS)

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