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Anti-mosquito drive: Various establishments fined in Dhaka

  • Published at 08:14 pm August 19th, 2019
DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam inspects the premises of Partex Group in Mohakhali on Monday, August 19, 2019 Collected

The DNCC imposed a Tk2 lakh fine on the Partex Group, finding larvae of Aedes mosquitoes on their premises

Both Dhaka city corporations are continuing their cleanliness drives in different areas of the capital and have fined owners of various establishments, finding Aedes larvae mosquitoes there. 

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) conducted drives in their jurisdictional peripheries on Monday, a press release said.

Mobile courts of the DSCC imposed fines totaling Tk 2.28 lakh in its Naya Paltan, Segunbagicha, Topkhana, Dhanmondi and Jatrabari area drives.

Executive Magistrate Mizanur Rahman of Zone 1 fined real estate company S Firm Limited Tk50,000 when they found of Aedes mosquito larvae at its under-construction site in Dhanmondi. The mobile court also fined an owner of another building Tk50,000, on Topkhana Road.

Another mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Sheikh Zahid Hossain of Zone 2 conducted drives in Naya Paltan and fined real estate company Eastern View Tk75,000.

Executive Magistrate Babar Ali Mir of Zone 3 fined an owner of a building Tk10,000 when he found Aedes larvae there.

Other executive magistrates fined Tk43,000 in different areas.

Like the south city corporation, DNCC also conducted drives on Monday.

The DNCC fined the Partex Group Tk2 lakh in its cleanliness drive in Mohakhali. 

It conducted a mobile court drive on the premises of the conglomerate on Monday afternoon, a press release said.

Executive Magistrate Sajid Anwar imposed the fine under the Local Government (city corporation) Act 2009 when they found larvae of Aedes mosquitoes and a favourable mosquito breeding environment on Partex premises, it said.

DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam was also present at the drive.

During the mosquito drive, the mobile court and city corporation officials found an untidy cattle farm behind the Partex Group offices where the larvae were found in discarded tyres, containers, bottles, and other water retaining vessels.

The court ordered their removal immediately.

Both the city corporations are conducting cleanliness drives with a surge in dengue fever across Bangladesh, particularly in the capital.

Dengue, a mosquito borne virus, spreads among human populations through its carrier, the Aedes mosquito.