May 17, 2021


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‘Quality housing for clean workers through hard work’

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam said, “As per the directives of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, it is possible to provide quality accommodation for the clean workers as a result of our dedicated efforts.” He further said that quality accommodation will be provided to all the families of the cleaners in phases. He said this while answering various questions of the journalists while inspecting the “Gabtali Cleaning Workers’ Home” under construction with the aim of providing quality accommodation for the cleaners on Wednesday afternoon.

Md. Atiqul Islam said that apart from four 15-storey buildings, a four-storey school building is also being constructed at “Gabtali Clean Workers’ Home” at a cost of Tk 221 crore. Each of the 64 flats with toilet, kitchen and living room with veranda will have one family accommodation.

The DNCC mayor said that in the past, there was no accommodation for the cleaners and they lived in unhealthy conditions.

He said the project has become visible today by addressing all the challenges as the daughter of Bangabandhu, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has taken necessary steps as per the directions given to her for quality housing for clean workers.

Thousands of families in Bhairab town of Kishoreganj have been suffering due to lack of water supply in the municipality for two weeks. Families are in dire need of water for daily necessities including sahri and iftar during Ramadan.

Outraged customers staged a sit-in on Ghorakanda Jabbar Jute Mill Road in the municipal area on Wednesday afternoon demanding water with empty pitchers. Apart from this, they have given an ultimatum to surround the municipality if the problem is not resolved quickly. However, faults in the newly elected mayor’s line could disrupt the water supply. Assured fast water supply.

It is learned that in 1999, the Department of Public Health Engineering set up a water plant treatment plant in Bhairab with a capacity of 1.5 lakh gallons at a cost of around Tk 8 crore to supply pure water. Later in 2006 it was handed over to the municipality. From the beginning, the municipality started its journey with more than two hundred customers. At present there are 557 customers in Bhairabbazar, Bhairabpur, Kamalpur, Ghorakanda and some parts of Panchabati village of the municipal town.

Customers in several areas including Ghorakanda, Bhairabpur, Panchabati and Kamalpur said they have not been getting proper water for the last seven to eight months. Complaining to the water department and the former municipal mayor at different times, no work is being done.

Sadhana Begum, Rahima Begum, Zohera Begum, Selina Begum said, “I am getting water every morning and afternoon but I am not getting water. I am in trouble with the children due to lack of water. We want water, water. How can we survive without water.

Bhairab Municipality Assistant Engineer. Shahjahan Mia said water supply could be disrupted due to faults in the line. The problem of fast water supply will be solved.

In this regard, the mayor of the municipality Iftekhar Hossain Benu told Kaler Kantha that there may be a problem in water supply due to the fault in the old line. However, water supply will be taken to solve the problem quickly.