Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Atiqul Islam yesterday said "crash programmes" will be conducted for mosquito eradication and cleanliness in the city.
“We will launch crash programmes for mosquito eradication from the city, and clean up the drainage system ahead of the monsoon season… Concerned authorities along with councillors will try their level best in combating the mosquito menace,” he said while speaking at a discussion on “Mosquito Eradication and Cleanliness Programmes” at DNCC market in the city's Mohakhali area.
Regarding mosquito eradication, Mayor Atiqul also said, “We will provide all-out support to DNCC workers in this regard, as we understand the difficulties of the workers, but they have to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity.”
Warning officials and employees of the DNCC, he said, “I will make surprise visits. At that time, immediate action will be taken against anyone who is found negligent of their responsibility.”
DNCC Chief Executive Officer Abdul Hye, Secretary Rabindra Sri Barua, Chief Health Officer Brig Gen Zakir Hossain, and ward councillors were present on the occasion.