DHAKA, Aug 30, 2019 (BSS) – Local Government, Rural Development and
Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam today said the government has taken
steps to eliminate corruption from the society.
“As per the election manifesto, the government has taken a zero tolerance
policy to corruption…we have taken initiatives to eliminate cent percent
corruption,” he told a seminar in the capital.
Dhaka Utility Reporters Association (DURA) arranged the seminar on ‘The
Role of Local Government in Ensuring Civic Amenities’ at Jatiya Press Club, a
press release said.
Speaking as the chief guest, Tajul said the government has already started
works on the city’s sewerage system.
“Once there was severe waterlogging in Dhaka city, but the scenario has
changed nowadays. We have reduced water congestion in the city to a large
extent with an integrated effort of all agencies,” he said.
It is true that there are some problems in Dhaka city, the minister said,
adding that no country would be found in the world where cent percent civic
problem is addressed.
“All government agencies concerned are working with ensuring coordination
to this end. Coordination is required every day in addressing new problems.
As per our capacity, we are working with coordination. I think there is no
lack of coordination,” he added.
About dengue situation, Tajul said the city corporations have been working
to prevent dengue menace, while parliament members are cooperating with the
Chaired by DURA president Moshiur Rahman Khan, the seminar was addressed,
among others, by architect Iqbal Habib, general secretary of Bangladesh
Institute of Planners (BIP), Dr Adil Mohammad Khan, Dhaka North City
Corporation (DNCC) chief executive officer Abdul Hye and former chief
executive officer of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Ansar Ali Khan.