National Sanitation Month begins


DHAKA, Oct 3, 2018 (BSS) – National Sanitation Month October-2018 began today with the theme “Sustainable Development and Hygienic Sanitation” aimed at achieving cent percent hygienic sanitation through consciousness raising campaign across the country.

Local Government Division Senior Secretary Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan formally inaugurated the month-long campaign at a function at the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) auditorium here.

UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh Edouard Beigbeder and WaterAid Bangladesh Country Director Dr Md Khairul Islam joined the function as the special guests with LGD Additional Secretary Roksana Qader in the chair.

Zafar said Bangladesh has made a remarkable success towards the behavior of defecation in open space.

He called for making the success as sustainable one by achieving cent percent hygienic sanitation. The government is determined to ensure safe water and hygienic sanitation for all by 2030, he added.