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12:00 AM, June 29, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 29, 2012

Officials' Comments On Landslides

Implement drainage master plan of CDA

If it had been flood I would take the responsibility but it is water logging and happened due to the downpour. If the drainage master plan of 1995 of Chittagong Development Authority had been implemented, it would have been possible to avoid the water logging. The government should implement the drainage master plan with highest priority. I sent a proposal to the government for digging canals in the city and urged the prime minister to sanction it as early as possible.
Chittagong City Corporation secretary is a member of the body and they evacuated some people from the hill slope and opened shelters for them in the nearby schools. Those who did not shift from there despite repeated requests were affected by the hill slide.

The writer is Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation.

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