Dhaka North City Corporation
Cordaid’s plastic waste management project RESILIENT in Dhaka North City Corporation and Narayanganj City Corporation marks a new milestone with the launch of one of the key components of the initiative, Buy-Back Centre (Plastic Bazar) in Narayanganj, according to a press release. The project was made possible due to a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation, it said. By establishing Buy-Back Centers, the project aims to elevate two waste collectors to the level of aggregators, creating green entrepreneurs and enhancing plastic waste collection methods to eliminate plastic waste from ecosystems. High-level delegation of ADB meets LGRD minister These centre act as community recycling facilities, where recyclables like plastics, paper, cans, glass, and PET bottles are purchased, sorted, and resold to aggregators and recyclers. This system allows 400 local waste collectors and approximately 11,000 community members to earn an income by selling their recyclables. Mohammad Zakir Hossain, Chief Executive Officer of Narayanganj City Corporation inaugurated the centre. In addition, Abul Kalam Azad, Program Director, Cordaid and Md Firoz Alam, Project Manager – RESILIENT, Cordaid Bangladesh were present at the time, among others. Nasrul Hamid seeks ADB's help to create regional power market One of the key contributors behind the thought process of the Buy-Back center, Narayanganj Mayor Dr Salina Hayat Ivy said that, “The City Corporation has been working tirelessly to make Narayanganj city green, clean, vibrant, and pollution-free. Creating green Narayanganj has always been our dream. In line with this, innovative approaches like Plastic Buy-Back Centers will further accelerate our work. This is a commendable initiative and it will financially enable the waste workers, especially female waste workers. I appreciate everyone associated with this initiative, including the residents of the city, and urge everyone to work together to tackle the issue of plastic pollution more effectively.” While Buy-Back Centres offer transformative benefits for all waste collectors, women are more encouraged to participate and benefit from this initiative as they are less privileged in this sector. These centres provide a more formalized and stable platform for selling recyclable materials, potentially leading to consistent and higher incomes, added the release. UCB taking steps to offer easy loans to agricultural entrepreneurs Cordaid, with support from The Coca-Cola Foundation, is implementing the RESILIENT project (Recycling for the Environment by Strengthening Income and Livelihood of the Entrepreneurs) in Dhaka North City Corporation and Narayanganj City Corporation. This project aims to enhance plastic waste management through capacitating both formal and informal plastic waste actors and collaborating with local service providers, city corporations, civil society organizations, and the private sector. The project focuses on at-source segregation of plastic waste in targeted clusters, ensuring the recovery of unsoiled plastic for increased income and livelihood opportunities. The Coca-Cola system in Bangladesh and The Coca-Cola Foundation are playing a significant role in supporting Bangladesh to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. Local initiatives of the company’s global initiatives such as Plastic collection, Water Stewardship and Women Business Centre actively contribute to community development.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Detroit city in the state of Michigan in the USA to exchange knowledge and experience to build a better city. Under the deal, the Detroit City will provide the DNCC with any kinds of cooperation while the Bangladeshi city corporation will share better activities with their counterpart, a DNCC press release, signed by its Public Relations Officer Mukbul Hossain, said. DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and Detroit City Mayor Michael E Duggan signed the deal on behalf of their respective organisations in the USA on Thursday (local time). Detroit City Deputy Mayor Todda A Batison, DNCC Secretary Mohammed Masud Alam Siddique and Bangladesh American Public Affairs Committee Chairman Ehsan Takbim among others were present during the signing ceremony. Mayor Atiqul said the relationship between the USA and Dhaka will be strengthened through cooperation by the Detroit City on several issues including cleanliness, traffic management, drainage system and urban development as per the deal. Read more: DNCC to launch school bus services He said the DNCC will be turned into a sister city—refers to a city which will be developed by exchanging all good sides with another city like the Detroit City. Terming the bilateral relations between the countries as healthy, he said a new history was made through signing the MoU between the cities. Mayor Atiqul said his counterpart wanted to know about handling the densely populated city as the density of their population is also very high. Addressing the need for rearranging the traffic management in Dhaka, he said they will use the strategy applied by Detroit to bring discipline in the traffic system. The DNCC mayor confirmed his counterpart Michael E Duggan’s visit to Bangladesh in February next year.
Dhaka North City Corporation will be setting up holiday markets in all 54 wards under its jurisdiction, according to mayor Atiqul Islam. He said this while addressing the opening ceremony of a holiday market in the Agargaon area of the capital. The holiday market, an initiative of the DNCC and Oikko Foundation, will enable SME entrepreneurs to promote their products. It will be open to all every Friday and Saturday. “We organized this kind of market for the first time to promote the SME sector. If this pilot project runs smoothly, we will initiate setting up holiday markets like this in all 54 wards of Dhaka North,” he said. “Mainly SME entrepreneurs will sell their products in this market. There will be no middlemen, so they will sell their products directly to the customers at an affordable price,” he added. Mentioning that DNCC is working to restore the sidewalks as per the mayor’s election manifesto, he also said a pilot project for hawkers is underway at Mirpur 10. “Certain hawkers will be allowed there five days a week, after 4 p.m. We have also thought about establishing evening markets,” he said. Also read: Save our cities and people: DNCC mayor at COP27 In his inaugural speech, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi praised the initiative and urged involving more women entrepreneurs in all such initiatives. “Take steps so that women can come forward with their ventures,” he said. Following the inauguration ceremony, the DNCC Mayor, along with the chief guest and other guests, visited the stalls. The market has a total of 100 stalls. SME entrepreneurs set up stalls for leather products, jute products, handicrafts, fashion and lifestyle products, home decor products, organic agricultural products, agricultural products, food, and beverages. Additional Police Commissioner of DMP Mir Rezaul Alam, Chief Executive Officer of Dhaka North City Corporation Selim Reza, and local councillors were also present at the ceremony.
Although evicted by late Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq almost seven years back, truckers and covered van owners have recaptured the road from Saat Rasta intersection to Tejgaon rail crossing – causing commute woes for pedestrians, locals and triggering traffic gridlocks in adjacent areas. Late Dhaka north mayor Annisul Haq recovered the road in the industrial area from encroachment despite violent protests by truck owners in 2015 but now it is back to its former self with hundreds of illegally parked trucks, covered vans and other heavy vehicles. Read: Day 1 of Anti-dengue drive: DNCC realises over Tk 4 lakh in fines Trucks, pick-ups and covered vans are parked on both sides of the road illegally that has narrowed it to a great extent – making it difficult for other vehicles to access.
Dhaka North City Corporation has published a job circular for recruitment of vacant posts. Anyone can join the posts subject to qualification as per the circular. The positions can be applied for online. Interested candidates can apply from March 15. The application has to be made by filling the online form by 14th April. DNCC Recruitment 2022 1. Position Name: Assistant Engineer (Pur) Number of posts: 7 Salary grade: 9 Salary Scale: TK.. 22,000-53,060 Educational Qualification: Must have Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Civil Engineering Age: Maximum 30 years Read DNCC holding taxes can be paid through Tap 2. Position Name: Assistant Health Officer Number of posts: 4 Salary grade: 9 Salary Scale: TK. 22,000-53,060 Educational Qualification: Must have MBBS or equivalent degree. Age: Maximum 30 years 3. Position Name: Assistant Engineer Category: Electricity Number of posts: 6 Salary grade: 9 Salary Scale: TK. 22,000-53,060 Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in electrical engineering Age: Maximum 30 years Read: Jobs in Bangladesh Air Force: The application time for the recruitment post of Officer Cadet in the 86th BAFA course of the Air Force has increased 4. Position Name: Assistant Engineer (Mechanical) Number of posts: 1 Salary grade: 9 Salary Scale: TK. 22,000-53,060 Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering Age: Maximum 30 years 5. Position Name: Benefit Officer Number of posts: 9 Salary grade: 9 Salary Scale: TK. 22,000-53,060 Educational Qualification: Must have Bachelor (Honors) or Post Graduate Degree Age: Maximum 30 years. Read DNCC holds street march to aware people against mosquitoes 6. Position Name: Assistant Engineer (Pur) Number of posts: 24 Salary grade: 10 Salary scale: TK. 16,000-38,640 Educational Qualification: Must have passed Diploma in Civil Engineering Age: Maximum 30 years. 7. Position Name: Assistant Engineer Category: Electricity Number of posts: 4 Salary grade: 10 Salary scale: TK. 16,000-38,640 Educational Qualification: Must have Diploma in Electrical Engineering Age: Maximum 30 years. Read DNCC Mayor orders permanent preservation of Cricketer Mosharraf’s grave 8. Position Name: Revenue Supervisor Number of posts: 50 Salary Scale: TK.10,200-24,680 Educational Qualification: Must have graduation or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. 9. Position Name: License and Advertising Supervisor Number of posts: 13 Salary grade: 14 Salary Scale: TK.10,200-24,680 Educational Qualification: Must have graduation or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. Read: 'Students need to be equipped with relevant skills before entering job market' 10. Position Name: Clean Inspector Number of posts: 14 Salary grade: 14 Salary Scale: TK.10,200-24,680 Educational Qualification: To be a graduate or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. 11. Position Name: Ward Secretary Number of posts: 17 Salary grade: 14 Salary Scale: Rs.10,200-24,680 Educational Qualification: Must have graduation or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. Read Basic Software Skills for Freshers to Get Hired Easily 12. Position Name: Video Cameraman Number of posts: 1 Salary grade: 14 Salary Scale: TK.10,200-24,680 Educational Qualification: Must have graduation or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. 13. Position Name: Photographer Number of posts: 1 Salary grade: 14 Salary Scale: TK.10,200-24,680 Educational Qualification: Must be Bachelor or equivalent Age: Maximum 30 years. Read Job opportunities in Australia: Work from Bangladesh to Australia 14. Position Name: Mosquito Control Inspector Number of posts: 4 Salary grade: 14 Salary Scale: Rs.10,200-24,680 Educational Qualification: Must have graduation or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. 15. Position Name: Video Assistant Number of posts: 1 Salary grade: 16 Salary Scale: TK. 9,300-22,490 Educational Qualification: Must have HSC or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. Read How to Get a Job in Google from Bangladesh? 16. Position Name: Rent Assistant Number of posts: 7 Salary grade: 16 Salary Scale: TK. 9,300-22,490 Educational Qualification: Must have HSC or equivalent Age: Maximum 30 years. 17. Position Name: Electrician Number of posts: 6 Salary grade: 16 Salary Scale: TK. 9,300-22,490 Educational Qualification: Must have completed trade course in the relevant subject Age: Maximum 30 years. Read: DESCO Job Circular: Dhaka Electric Supply Company will recruit 81 people in 10 posts 18. Position Name: Lamp Inspector Number of posts: 5 Salary grade: 16 Salary Scale: TK. 9,300-22,490 Educational Qualification: Must have completed trade course in Electrical Age: Maximum 30 years. 19. Position Name: Lineman Number of posts: 4 Salary grade: 16 Salary Scale: TK. 9,300-22,490 Educational Qualification: Must have HSC or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. Read Cover Letter for CV: Important Tips and Tricks 20. Position Name: Meter Reader Number of posts: 5 Salary grade: 16 Salary Scale: TK. 9,300-22,490 Educational Qualification: Must have HSC or equivalent Age: Maximum 30 years. 21. Position Name: Working Assistant Number of posts: 16 Salary grade: 16 Salary Scale: TK. 9,300-22,490 Educational Qualification: Must have HSC or equivalent pass Age: Maximum 30 years. Read AI & Future of Jobs: Will Artificial Intelligence or Robots Take Your Job? DNCC Jobs: Application fee Candidate has to fill online application form. Within 72 hours of filling up the form, you have to deposit Tk. 1,120 (Position: 1-5), TK. 784 (Position: 6,7), and TK. 560 (Position: 8-21) via Teletalk Prepaid Mobile Phone Connection. Click here to view Details: http://www.dncc.gov.bd/sites/default/files/files/dncc.portal.gov.bd/notices/36d65c58_d028_45b6_8737_56be9a2fa7b2/2022-03-09-10-20-c23f47356f5887151bb7c20aa829f26c.pdf
Indore Municipal Corporation in India and Dhaka North City Corporation have held productive discussions on how to take forward cooperation in the field of solid waste management and other municipal services. They have shared the best practices in solid waste management noting that there is much scope for mutual learning. A virtual dialogue was organised between the two sides to that end on Tuesday. Read:Korea intend to intensify engagement with Chattogram The webinar was facilitated by the High Commission of India and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of India.
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has donated emergency Covid-19 medical equipment and face masks to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Dedicated Covid-19 Hospital to meet the health needs of patients and help save lives. BGMEA President Faruque Hassan handed over 15 German-made high flow nasal cannula with BiPAP and 50,000 masks to DNCC Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam at a programme held at the hospital on Tuesday. BGMEA Vice President Md. Shahidullah Azim, Vice President (Finance) Khandoker Rafiqul Islam, Directors Md. Mohiuddin Rubel, Rajiv Chowdhury and Director of DNCC Covid-19 Hospital Brigadier General AKM Nasiruddin were present at the handover ceremony. READ: BGMEA wants end of RMG goods theft on highways
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.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has teamed up with Young Bangla, a youth volunteering platform, launching a mass-masking campaign to help increase proper mask-wearing in Dhaka significantly and reduce Covid-19 transmission saving thousands of lives. The campaign, led by the city corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, was brought forth in partnership with local and global organizations Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Yale University, Stanford Medical School, Centre for Research and Information (CRI), Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), and BD Clean. Around 100 volunteers from Young Bangla, the youth secretariat of the ruling Awami League's research wing Centre for Research & Information (CRI), teamed up with the organizations to leverage the impact created by the life-saving initiative. In the first design meeting of the campaign, the Mayor said, “We need to learn how to manage our lives to cope with the threat of Covid. Proper mask wearing is a critical part of that. This challenge needs broad partnership. I am very happy that we are forming a global partnership — the DNCC Mass Masking Campaign—to tackle this big challenge.” The Mass Masking Campaign is based on a model called NORM (NORMalize mask-wearing model). Developed by Yale University, Stanford University, and IPA, in partnership with GreenVoice, a local NGO, NORM was rigorously researched using a large-scale randomized evaluation. Also read: Avoid public gatherings, wear masks to fight Covid surge, PM urges all The research was similar to vaccine trials, involving 350,000 people across 600 unions throughout Bangladesh for the last four months. NORM for rural Bangladesh includesfour components: distributing free masks, offering information on mask-wearing, reinforcing mask-wearing in-person and in public, and modeling and endorsement by trusted leaders.