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DNCC Mayor seeks people's help to keep city clean

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UNB, Dhaka
Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq on Saturday sought cooperation from the city dwellers to keep the 'world's most densely populated city' clean and green.
"It's not possible for only the mayor and his workforce to maintain cleanliness of Dhaka North city which is the world's most densely populated city," the DNCC Mayor said while inaugurating a cleanliness programme at the Amphitheater of Gulshan Lake Park. "It needs cooperation and consciousness from the city dwellers," he added.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DNCC and Gulshan Society, the responsibility of cleaning 70 internal roads of Gulshan were given to some prominent personalities of Gulshan Society under the first phase of the mayor's 'Adopt a Road' initiative.
A hundred cleaning staff recruited by Gulshan Society will keep those roads clean. DNCC's garbage carrying vehicle will collect roadsides waste from the streets and dump those in the corporation's designated landfill.
Praising Gulshan Society's cleaning programme, the DNCC Mayor mentioned that the Society also came forward to set up Closed Circuit Cameras to ensure security of the diplomatic zone.
Several hundred CC cameras have already been set up in Gulshan, Baridhara, Banani, Niketon and Mohakhali areas in cooperation with prominent citizens including businessmen and traders. Another 5,200 CC cameras will be set up in the DNCC areas within the next two years as part of ensuring security, the Mayor said.
The Mayor distributed certificates among the citizens who had taken up responsibilities of cleaning internal roads. Among others, Secretary General of Gulshan Society Barrister Omar Sadat, RAJUK chairman M Bazlul Karim Chowdhury, DNCC Chief Waste Management Officer Commodore Abdur Razzak and president of Banani Society Shawkat Ali spoke at the programme chaired by former chief election commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda.

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