LGRD Minister Tajul Islam on Wednesday said the authorities will soon take up the issue of reported faulty designs in infrastructure built to solve the waterlogging problem in the port city of Chattagram.
“Issues regarding waterlogging in Chattogram will be taken care of soon in coordination with the concerned agencies including Ministry of Water Resources, Chattogram Development Authority, Port Authority and City Corporation,” the minister said.
He said this while addressing an inter-ministerial meeting titled 'Flood Control, Waterlogging Reduction and Drainage Development in Chattogram Metropolitan City' at the Water Resources Ministry meeting room on Wednesday.
“The Ministry of Water Resources is implementing a project in flood control, waterlogging and drainage in Chittagong metropolis. Besides, a similar project is also underway at the initiative of CDA. It has been directed to reconsider a few designs of these projects at the meeting,” the minister said.
“The construction of infrastructures for the waterlogging project should be realistic and sustainable so that the people of Chattogram can enjoy the long-term benefits of the project. No negligence will be tolerated in this regard,” Tajul added.
Responding to a question from reporters on the dengue situation in the country, the minister said, "We are making a concerted effort to stop the spread of dengue. Concerned ministries, city corporation mayors, councillors and volunteers are working tirelessly.”
He said there is no substitute for awareness to prevent dengue.
“We have taken all kinds of initiatives to make the people aware. Extensive publicity is being carried out everywhere on television and in newspapers. But if people remain callous then dengue will be difficult to deal with,” the minister said.