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POST TIME: 4 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Ctg to be dustbins-free city: Mayor
BSS, Chattogram

Ctg to be dustbins-free city: Mayor

Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) AJM Nasiruddin yesterday said all of the dustbins would be removed from the port city within the next three or four years as a total of 600 out of 1,300 dustbins were removed from there after he took charges.  “Wastes will be dumped into the dump ground directly after collecting those from households of the city,” he said. The city mayor disclosed it while addressing a programme titled “Jonotar Mukhomukhi Jonoprotinidhi (Representatives in Front of Public)” on Madarbari ward premises on Saturday night, marking the fourth anniversary of his assumption of charges as city mayor. The mayor said all sorts of city development works will be implemented in phases and it is quite impossible to do all the tasks overnight.

He also apprised the city dwellers that cent per cent road electrification programme involving Taka 260 crore is going on in full swing. The city mayor further informed the audience that development works involving Taka 2, 550 crore were completed from 1995 to 2014 while Taka 2,700 crore were spent only in the last four years. The total administrative expenses of the CCC is about Taka 270 crore and the city corporation earns revenue of Taka 150 crore as municipal tax, the mayor said, adding the CCC realised Taka 123 crore from city dwellers in the last year.