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Atiqul promises modern, dynamic, healthy Dhaka

  • Published at 02:32 pm January 26th, 2020
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Awami League mayoral candidate for DNCC Atiqul Islam rolls out his 38-point election manifesto at a media briefing in Dhaka on Sunday, January 26, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Atiqul also promised that he will take effective steps in curbing corruption in different sectors

Awami League mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Atiqul Islam, has promised to build a “modern, dynamic, and healthy” Dhaka if re-elected.

He rolled out a 38 point manifesto at a media briefing yesterday, outlining plans to implement an Integrated Vector Management (IVM) system to effectively deal with the mosquito menace.

In his three dimensional plan, Atiqul has promised not only to build a city for better living but also to improve citizen life.

Atiqul also said he would apply his nine month experience as DNCC mayor.

Healthy Dhaka

Atiqul pledged to build parks and playgrounds with modern facilities for all. Waste will be disposed of by a Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) in Aminbazar, while the collected waste will be turned into energy, the mayor aspirant added.

He also pledged to set up modern slaughterhouses in different areas of DNCC.  

To inspire youth, he plans to start a “Para Utshob” local festival in every ward of DNCC. 

He also has plans to setup breast-feeding centres in every institution of DNCC. 

"Air pollution will be reduced through mist blowers and other sophisticated technologies in the northern part of the city," he said.

Atiqul promised to build a comprehensive reproductive health care centre and a primary health centre for women in the extended areas of DNCC. 

Atiqul also pledged to set up a tree clinic and veterinary clinic on his personal properties in Mirpur.   

Dynamic Dhaka

Atiqul will make footpaths clean for pedestrians and rehabilitate hawkers if reelected.

He vowed to begin coordinated work to free the city of traffic jams. 

Atiqul declared that he will complete all the incomplete work initiated by Mayor Anisul Haque.

Atiqul was elected DNCC mayor in the February 28, 2019 by-polls on an Awami League ticket.

To secure road safety, Atiqul will install Digital Push Button Signals at different Zebra crossings in the city, and set up fixed and separate lanes for bicycles.  

Multi storey and underground parking facilities will be built in busy areas of the city, said Atiqul.

Modern Dhaka

The highlight of the manifesto includes addressing air pollution in the city by introducing electric buses. 

In his manifesto, Atiqul also promised to launch a mobile phone app named ‘Dhaka for Everyone’ (Shobar Dhaka) to interact with city folk directly. 

He also said a digital platform will be introduced so people can pay holding taxes, register births, deaths, and obtain trade licenses. 

Atiqul will open a 24-hour Digital Command Centre so city dwellers can avail security and disaster management facilities.   

He gave priority to the revival of all lakes and canals in the city, addressing water logging, and the expansion of public spaces.