Project officials and contractors of road excavation works have blamed the chief engineer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) for chikungunya outbreak.
In a statement, Dhaka City Corporation Project Director-Officer-Contractors' Association has claimed that the chief engineer's obstinate attitude in giving the clearance to unfinished road excavation works has led to dirt and water -stagnation in a good number of spots across the city, prompting the outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted viral fever.
Issued on July 22, the statement noted that the contractors and officials were failing to finish the works in the sites owing to DNCC Chief Engineer Brig Gen Syed Anwarul Islam's stubbornness and that there are such 100 unfinished road excavation sites under DNCC.
The contractors and officials also alleged that they had no way but to leave the excavation works unfinished for long as the chief engineer had not been allowing the other DNCC officials to give the clearance.
There are some 200 engineers and officials for the monitoring, but the chief engineer had been delaying the process by going to the sites by himself, said the statement.