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DNCC: Aedes larvae found in over 1,000 structures

  • Published at 08:18 pm August 28th, 2019
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The mobile court slaps several business entities with hefty fines

DNCC has claimed that it detected the larvae of Aedes mosquitoes in over 1,000 houses and structures under its 36 wards in the last four days since August 25. 

"The larvae of Aedes mosquitoes have been found in 1,029 houses and structures after visiting 42,494 under 36 wards in four days since August 25 last," said a Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) media release on Wednesday. 

In addition, stagnant waters -- considered as the breeding points of Aedes mosquitoes -- were found in other 21,135 houses and structures during the period. 

The DNCC continues its combing operation and mobile court drive to check the spread of Aedes mosquitoes that carry dengue virus.

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On the fourth day of the combing operation, DNCC teams visited 10,578 houses and structures and found the larvae of Aedes mosquitoes in 225 on Wednesday. 

Stickers, inscribing with “Aedes larvae found” have been pasted on the walls of the 225 structures. 

Besides, the DNCC teams found stagnant waters in 6,136 structures and destroyed the breeding grounds.

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Councilors of each ward have been overseeing the combing operation, said the release. 

Meanwhile, the DNCC led mobile court slapped fines of Tk 50,000 against the representative of Bishal Plaza in Moghbazar as larvae were found on its basement.

It also fined the representative of BTI, a real estate company, Tk 2 lakh for keeping construction materials on a nearby road. 

In Uttara, the mobile court fined two automobile companies a total of Tk30,000 for occupying roads with their materials. 

The mobile court also fined the representative of 'Bay Developers' in Gulshan.