LGRD minister for safely managed sanitation
DHAKA, Oct 1, 2019 (BSS) – Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (LGRD) Minister Md Tazul Islam today urged all to work together to provide safely managed sanitation services in the country.
Addressing the non-government agencies, the minister said, “Please come forward to help the government to provide safely managed sanitation services across the world to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target-6.”
He was speaking as the chief guest at an inauguration programme of ‘National Sanitation Month-October 2019’ organised by the ministry at the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) auditorium, said a press release.
Secretary of the ministry Helaluddin Ahmed presided over the programme while State Minister Swapan Bhattacharjee, chief engineer of PHED M Saifur Rahman and Chief of Education at UNICEF Noor Shirin Md Mokhtar also spoke.
Tazul Islam said, “We have to continue the work of safe sanitation throughout the year, not only on the month of the sanitation.”
The main objective of national sanitation month is to create awareness among the people about sanitation and health, he added.