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DNCC Mayor: Water flow in Paris canal to be restored

  • Some 1,200 BD Clean volunteers join this work
  • ‘Water flow will be ensured’

 

Update : 02 Feb 2024, 09:37 PM

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam on Friday said  the flow of water will be restored in the Mirpur Paris Canal, which has become a garbage dump. 

"We have started cleaning the Paris Canal as per the previous announcement. In the first phase, the flow of water will be ensured in the Paris Canal, which has become a garbage dump," he said while participating in the cleanliness drive. 

DNCC has started cleaning the canal of Mirpur Paris Road as per the DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam’s previous announcement. Some 1,200 volunteers of BD Clean have joined to assist in this work.

The program started at Mirpur Paris Canal at around 10:30am on Friday. Earlier, Mayor Atiqul Islam administered the oath to the volunteers of BD Clean at the ground adjacent to Paris Road to work for the welfare of the country and its people.

The 1,200 volunteers split into four teams and began cleaning up four sections of the Paris Canal. DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam himself went down the canal wearing gloves to clean the dirt with a team.

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam is seen participating in Paris Canal cleanliness drive in Mirpur, Dhaka, on Friday, February 2, 2024. Photo: Courtesy

On Wednesday, the DNCC mayor visited the Mirpur Paris Canal and announced to conduct cleanliness activities and evict illegal occupations. He said: "The Mirpur Paris Canal will be restored to its previous form by freeing it from dirt and encroachment."

The mayor further said: "Once, boats sailed through Mirpur Paris Canal. Today, it has turned into a landfill. The local residents should feel ashamed for killing this canal by dumping garbage and encroaching on it."

"Volunteers spontaneously came forward to clean the canal on their day off. These young people were supposed to play in the fields or rest at home today. But they chose to participate in cleaning the canal instead of playing or resting. I urge the local residents to learn from this and stop dumping garbage in the canal," he added.

"After recovering 40 feet of space in the canal, a walkway will be constructed there. Later, if space is available on both sides, we will create an aesthetic park there,” he added. 

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