Atiqul for action for non-cooperation in anti-Aedes drive


Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Sunday said legal action will be taken against people who will not cooperate with the ongoing drive to destroy Aedes mosquito and its breeding grounds, reports BSS.

“We have received information that in many cases our cleaning staffs are being obstructed to enter into the premises of some buildings. We will take legal action against those building owners or security guards if they do not cooperate in the drives which are going on in the 36 wards under DNCC,” he said.

Atiqul said these while inaugurating awareness campaign to tackle dengue organized by Sampriti Bangladesh on Gulshan-2 DNCC Market premises.

“All the houses, institutions, open spaces, abandoned buildings will come under the ongoing operation, nothing will be left out. I think we have to work continuously throughout the year to get rid of the mosquitoes,” he added.

The DNCC Mayor further said he would soon release the planning of

Integrated Vector Management (IVM), saying, “things like modernization of mosquito killing equipment, training of the staffs, effect of mosquito repellants on other insects, as well as on the environment, will be included in it.”

Sampriti Bangladesh President Pijush Bandapaddhay and ward councilor Md Afsar Uddin Khan were present on the occasion, among others.

DNCC on August 20 launched its combing operation to destroy Aedes mosquito and its breeding grounds at Gulshan’s Dr Fazle Rabbi Park under ward no-19.