Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam has said that those who will restrict public movement by keeping construction material on the streets will face consequences. The DNCC mayor said this while attending an awareness-raising campaign against dengue in Mirpur’s Paikpara area today. “While searching for Aedes larvae, I found that building owners have kept construction material including rods, cement and sand out in the open, which were blocking the drains and causing water to accumulate on the streets. This practice must stop. Whether it’s a government, semi-government or private establishment, we’ll take tough actions against those who’ll cause public suffering,” said the mayor. Also read: Day 1 of Anti-dengue drive: DNCC realises over Tk 4 lakh in fines Meanwhile, a DNCC team led by Executive Magistrate Parsia Sultana Priyanka confiscated huge amount of construction material from the streets and sold them in an open auction at a price of Tk 18.45 lakh. Atiqul added that people have to be more aware to prevent dengue from spreading. “People’s awareness is a must for tackling such a deadly disease as dengue. This year, we’ve taken steps against dengue long before the start of monsoon and as a result, the virus has been contained to a great extent. We need peoples’ support for gaining complete control over dengue,” added Atiqul. Also read: DNCC to launch school bus services During the campaign, Mayor Atiqul also informed that free dengue check-up has been made available in a total of 44 city health centers. He also requested everyone to go to hospital and receive treatment immediately if affected with the virus.
A weeklong special drive to control Aedes mosquitoes that spread Dengue will kick off on Sunday, said Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam on Saturday. The mayor made the announcement on Saturday at an awareness campaign against Aedes mosquito at Uttara in the capital. Read: Warned Myanmar against firing shots towards Bangladesh, says Home Minister The drive will be conducted by separate teams in each 10 zones under DNCC, he said. Mobile courts led by executive magistrates will take immediate legal action upon finding Aedes larvae, he added.
Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Atiqul Islam on Sunday urged to make dope tests compulsory for the crane operators. “Dope test should be compulsory for those who are tasked with heavy works specially crane operators and their mental health should be tested also,” he said. The DNCC Mayor said this while talking at a meeting over ensuring necessary security in the ongoing development projects under DNCC. Also read: DNCC Mayor wants to get rid of electric rickshaws “Every contractor firm should ensure security in reality not in papers and for this a daily or weekly meeting is needed over security issue. No safety, no work and if the workers did not get safety assurance, they can stop work,” said the Mayor. Replying to a question, Atiqul said no project work should be started without ensuring security and action will be taken against those involved in violating the order. “We’ll visit the sites of different projects and there will be magistrates for penalising.” Also read: DNCC demolishes two police boxes from in front of SSMCH Five people of a family including two children died after a girder of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project fell on a private car in the city's Uttara area on August 16.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh have been given the status of minister. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the new status of the two mayors of Dhaka, said a handout on Monday. Besides, the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy and Chattogram City Corporation Mayor (CCC) Rezaul Karim Chowdhury were given the status of state minister. Also read: Ex-Barishal Mayor Kamal dies The authorities concerned have been asked to issue a gazette notification in this regard. Also read: DNCC Mayor wants to get rid of electric rickshaws
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Sunday directed the department concerned of DNCC to take steps to preserve the grave of former Bangladesh national cricketer Mosharraf Hossain Rubel on humanitarian grounds. Earlier, Rubel's wife Chaiti Farhana had verbally appealed to the mayor through the media to preserve Rubel's grave permanently. Also read:Cricketer Mosharraf succumbs to brain cancer Expressing grief over the death of cricketer Rubel, the mayor said, "Mosharraf Hossain Rubel did not play for himself, he played for the country. His contribution has made the people of the country proud. That is why I think it is our responsibility to preserve his grave permanently.” Mayor Md Atiqul Islam is currently in Mecca to perform Umrah. He said proper measures will be taken as per the rules to preserve the grave after he returns to the country. On April 19, former cricketer Mosharraf Hossain Rubel died of brain cancer at hospital in the capital. He was 40. He was laid to rest at Banani Graveyard in the city. It costs about Tk one crore to buy land in this graveyard. The grave of Rubel will be removed to bury others after two years which made his wife appeal for preserving the grave permanently. Mosharraf got the first of his 5 caps for Bangladesh, all in ODIs, back in 2008. His last international appearance was in 2016, when he was called up abruptly for a series against Afghanistan. Before this series, he was out of the national set-up for more than eight years. Also read:Mosharraf Hossain Rubel: The late cricketer's major achievements as a player An allrounder who bowled left-arm spin and batted left-handed, Mosharraf was the player of the final in the Bangladesh Premier League 2013. He had numerous match-winning performances in the domestic level in a career spanning more than 15 years. Mosharraf bagged more than 500 wickets in competitive cricket, with 20 five-fors. He also had two First-class centuries and 16 half-centuries under his belt.
Seven parks and playgrounds were opened for city dwellers in Dhaka North City Corporation(DNCC) area on Saturday. DNCC Mayor Atiqul inaugurated the parks in Shyamoly area in the capital at a programme. Addressing the event, Atiqul Islam said, “These parks and playgrounds are New Year’s gift for the city dwellers and you need to take care of them now as they are your assets.” The seven parks and playgrounds are: Shyamoli Park, Iqbal Road Park, Humayun Road Park, Banani Block-C Park, Baridhara Park, Banani Block-F Park, Rayer Bazar Baishakhi Playground.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Saturday said that 10 per cent holding tax rebate will be given to the owners of the buildings, which will have rainwater harvesting facility. The mayor was speaking as a special guest at a seminar titled "50 Years of Achievements and Futures in the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector" at a city hotel. Chaired by Senior Secretary of Local Government Division Helal Uddin Ahmed, the Seminar was organized on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and golden jubilee of independence. Mayor Atiqul said Bangladesh has been able to make significant progress and success in the last 50 years in the safe water, sanitation and hygiene (wash) sector. The DNCC along other stakeholders is working to increase public awareness about safe water, sanitation and hygiene (wash). The Corporation has already completed construction of 47 environmentally friendly and hygienic public toilets, out of 63, he said. Read: No trade license for buildings without fire safety: DNCC Mayor The mayor said the overall environment including water is being polluted due to large number of unplanned houses of Dhaka city as sewage falls directly into drains or canals for lacking of effective septic tank and soak wells of the buildings in elite areas. Atiqul said that modern septic tanks and soak wells have to setup in the houses of the city and keep the purification system active. He emphasized that the purification system needs to be further strengthened by setting up area basis faecal sludge plants in the city corporation area. He said the work of power generation from waste is in the last stage for the first time in the country under the initiative of Dhaka North City Corporation. He also said that the Corporation is working sincerely with short, medium and long term plans to reduce water logging and pollution in the city. Read: Councillors found occupying canals to lose post: DNCC Mayor He said the city needs multiple well-planned reservoirs to solve the waterlogging problem. But sadly, out of 173 acres of land allotted for Kalyanpur reservoir, only 3 acres have reservoirs and the remaining 170 acres are in the possession of illegal occupants. So all-together have to vocal against the illegal occupiers. The DNCC mayor further said that unplanned Dhaka has to be transformed into a liveable, healthy, vibrant and modern Dhaka. Among others, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md. Tajul Islam and DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh addressed the seminar as chief guest and special guest respectively.
Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam on Saturday said strict legal action would be taken if the hygiene rules and regulations were not followed properly at the sacrificial animal markets. The mayor issued the warning while addressing a meeting of the monitoring team at Gulshan Nagar Bhaban. The 15-member team was formed to scrutinize whether lease conditions for nine cattle markets, including the permanent one, were followed properly. The cattle hats have been set up on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Also read: Mask-wearing campaign kicks off at cattle markets in 2 cities The team, headed by Councilor of Ward No-19 Md. Mofizur Rahman, comprises 13 Ward councillors and two veterinary officers. The cattle hats have been set up on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. He said each animal market under Dhaka North City Corporation has a mobile court led by one Executive Magistrate in charge of DNCC to ensure compliance with the health rules and regulations He said Shakti Foundation has provided 200 trained volunteers, 200 vests and a sufficient number of masks at each market. In addition, the leaseholders have provided hand sanitizers and other health care items in all the cattle markets. Also read: 10 cattle markets to be set up maintaining health rules: DNCC Mayor The mayor said that in order to maintain proper social distance in the cattle markets, both buyers and sellers have to wear masks and use hand sanitizers. He said that "DNCC Digital Hat-2021" has been organized to prevent the spread of coronavirus by avoiding physical presence at the cattle markets. Among others, DNCC Executive Officer Md Selim Reza and Deputy Executive Director of Shakti Foundation Imran Ahmed were present at the meeting.
Dhaka North City Corporation will set up 10 cattle markets in its area ahead of Eid-ul-Azha maintaining Covid health rules and government restrictions, Mayor Atiqul Islam said Sunday. The mayor said this while attending a meeting with the sacrificial animal haat monitoring committee and lease holders of the haats. Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, one permanent and nine makeshift haats will be set up in the DNCC area, he said. Also read: Authorities disperse an illegal cattle market in Panchagarh To monitor the 10 haats, a 14-member committee has already been formed including 12 councillors, 2 veterinary officers, where ward-19 councillor Md Mofizur Rahman was made the convener, he added. Atiqul Islam said, in every haat, 100 volunteers will be appointed from the Shakti Foundation with enough surgical masks while leaseholders will ensure hand sanitizers and necessary hygiene materials in every haat. Enough number of body temperature measuring machines will be made available at the haats, he said. Also read: Authorities permit 3 makeshift cattle markets in Chattagram, set 17 conditions Traders and buyers all will have to maintain social distance and health rules in the haat as the area will be under surveillance by CCTV cameras, said the mayor. The DNCC mayor said, sacrificial animals brought in the haats will also be available online for customers to see.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Monday warned that legal action including revoking of liscence will be taken if anyone keeps shop open violating the government directives. “The shopping mall and shop owners should abide by the government instructions,” said the DNCC mayor while visiting Bijoy Sarani area of the capital. The DNCC has taken various welfare activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, he said. Also read: ‘All-out’ lockdown extended by another week The emergency food service of the government is active and destitute people can seek food assistance by making a call @ 333, said the mayor. “We have to follow the health guidelines to make our family, city and country safe,” said Atikul. Besides, he also assured of taking necessary steps to activate the fountains under DNCC in the city. Also read: Lockdown: 496 vehicles fined Tk 12.8 lakh in Dhaka; 618 arrested Moreover, DNCC dwellers can log complaints or provide their opinions about roads, mosquitoes, street lamp, dumping station, waterlogging, public toilet and illegal establishment by an app named ‘Shobar Dhaka’ to get quick solution to the problems, he said.