Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain Monday said the government is working to prepare a well-designed plan including better waste management to ensure healthy environment in urban areas.
“Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) and the National Housing Authority have incorporated waste management to make Dhaka city livable for all,” he told a function at the Osmani Memorial Hall on the occasion of the World Habitat Day.
Member of the Parliamentary Standing committee on the Housing and Public Works Ministry Alhaj Md Dabirul Islam, Country Director of UNDP Sudipto Mukerjee, Chief Engineer of Directorate of Public Works Md Rafiqul Islam, Chief Architect of Department of Architect Kazi Golam Nasir, Chairman of RAJUK Md Abdur Rahman and Chairman of the National Housing Authority Md Rashidul Islam, among others, addressed the discussion with Housing and Public Works Secretary Md Shahid Ullah Khandakar in the chair.
Mosharraf laid emphasis on creating mass awareness for stopping use of polythene bags as well as other unhealthy practices to keep Dhaka city clean.
He described this year’s theme of the day “Municipal solid waste management” as time-befitting.
The government has taken various initiatives for solid waste management properly to avoid health hazards, the minister added.
Earlier, a rally led by Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain was brought out which ended in front of the Jatiya Press Club after parading different thoroughfares.