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Pro-long waterlogging problem

CCC, C WASA express consensmeeus to implement master plan of drainage, swerage jointly

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CCC Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin speaking at a joint coordination meeting on sanitation and drainage master plan prepared by CWASA at City Corporation KB Abdus Sattar Auditorium yesterday.

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Chittagong Bureau :
Chittagong City Corporation and Chittagong WASA  expressed consensmeeus to work joinitly to implement the master plan of drainage and swerage in the city aimed at  mitigating the pro-long waterlogging problems of Chittagong.
This was disclosed by the city mayor AJM Nasiruddin at a press meet held at CCC Conference Hall on Thursday afternoon . Managing Director of CWASA Engr. Fazlullah was also present in the press meet.
 A  memorandum of understaing in between CCC  and WASA  was signed in the press meet. CWASA will spent Tk.2000 crores for the project and expected to comple the work by 2030 . CWASA  Managing Director Engr. Fazlullah told that  two systems consists of Drainage and Swerage to be separately implemented  otherwise the city dwellers will face  crisis of  sweet water .
Lack of separate system of drainage and swerage , hundred tons of wastes are dumping in the Karnaphuli and Halda river daily   and  once upon a time, the water of these two river will be turned like Buriganga river whlich will create crisis of sweet water.
 About waterlogging, city mayor said  the drainage  master plan of 1995 must be implemented otherwise the waterlogging will  remain in the city round the year.He said  a mega  project t o resolve the waterlogging at a cost of tk.5000 crores  has been taken  in hand with the assistance of Chinese fund.
 The experts in the press meet opined   three reasons of waterlogging like non-excavation of khals of drainage , unhindered dumping of  household wastes in the drains, canals  and unauthorised  occupation of  land  of  chaktai canal .
 Chairman of WASA Dr.Nazrul Islam was also present in the press meet, a CCC sources said.

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