Taposh announces 5-point election manifesto

Awami Legaue nominated mayoral candidate for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday unveiled his 5-point election manifesto with promises of building Dhaka as a developed city. He announced the election manifesto at the central office of Awami League office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.

The 5-point manifesto included beautiful Dhaka, traditional Dhaka, vibrant Dhaka, well-governed Dhaka and developed Dhaka. About the beautiful Dhaka Taposh said, “We will build required number of gardens and modern community centres, increase environment-friendly infrastructures and greenery, reduce sound pollution and build playground at each Ward to make Dhaka beautiful.”

About traditional Dhaka he said, “I will make the former Dhaka central jail area as a heritage site. I will set up museum and art gallery with coordinated efforts and will preserve and restore the traditional characteristics of Old Dhaka through a master plan.”

Mentioning his plan to make vibrant Dhaka, Taposh said, “We will introduce separate roads for speedy vehicles, slow vehicles and pedestrian in order to reduce traffic congestion. River banks will be wider and people will able to run bi-cycle and rickshaw. Thus we will build vibrant Dhaka.”

If elected, Taposh promised to make Dhaka south city corporation as a corruption-free organisation. The city corporation will remain open 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and 365 days in a year for the citizens, he added. He also promised to take steps for development of slums in the city and providing housing facilities for the cleaning workers. Elections to both the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will be held on February 1.