Besides, the work for building another 47 toilets is at the final stage while the renovation work of 17 others is underway, he said
The DSCC mayor was talking to reporters after inaugurating a modern public toilet at Bahadur Shah Park in the city. WaterAid Bangladesh in association with DSCC set up the toilet.
Funded by H&M Foundation, the toilet has all modern facilities, including locker, pure drinking water and 24-hour electricity. Besides, a closed-circuit camera was installed outside the toilet.
“We’ll develop a planned public sanitation system in the city for all inhabitants of Dhaka, especially for pedestrians, commuters and women, and for those who pass a long time on streets due to heavy traffic,” Khokon said.
He expressed the hope that no unusable public toilet will remain in the city after 2017.
The public toilets are being built in continuation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed among Dhaka South City Corporation, Dhaka North City Corporation, Dhaka Wasa and WaterAid Bangladesh to ensure environmental health by proper use of public toilets.