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Japan provides 153 vehicles to 3 City Corporations

  • Published at 08:22 pm December 15th, 2019
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150 waste disposal vehicles were provided to three city corporations under Japanese government's grant assistance of Tk77 crores

Japan has provided 150 waste disposal vehicles to three city corporations in Dhaka and Chittagong in order to increase urban waste disposal capacity of these city corporations.

Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister M Tajul Islam discussed the matter in a meeting, held at the LGRD ministry on Sunday.

“150 waste disposal vehicles were provided to three city corporations in Dhaka and Chittagong under Japanese government grant assistance of Tk77 crores,” he said. 

Earlier, Japanese Ambassador in Bangladesh Naoki Ito handed over the keys of those vehicles to the LGRD Minister at his ministry offices, according to a ministry release, reports BSS.

The LGRD Minister later handed over those keys to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam, and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Chittagong City Corporation (CCC).

Of them, 56 vehicles were provided to Dhaka North and Dhaka South City Corporations each. The rest 38 were given to Chittagong City Corporation, the release added.

In Dhaka, everyday around 6,000 tons wastes, compared to 5100 tons in 2014, are being generated in the urban areas under two city corporations in Dhaka.

In Chittagong, around 2000 tonnes wastes are now being produced from its earlier level of 1600 tons in 2014.

Chaired by Local Government Division Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, Senior Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Yosuhiro Kawazoe, among others, attended the function.