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LGRD minister: Mohakhali bus terminal to be reconstructed

DSCC is preparing a 30 year Integrated City Master Plan for Dhaka (2020-2050) aiming to turn it into a clean and smart city, says Tajul Islam

Update : 21 Jun 2022, 10:47 PM

Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Tazul Islam on Tuesday said that the Mohakhali Bus Terminal will be reconstructed after demolishing it under “The Dhaka Public Transport Improvement Project.”

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) is preparing a 30 year Integrated City Master Plan for Dhaka (2020-2050) aiming to turn it into a clean and smart city, he said.

The minister made the remarks in the Parliament replying to a query from ruling Awami League MP M Abdul Latif at around 5pm on Tuesday with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

The corridor road of BRT Line-3 will also be improved, he said.

In response to another question from Abdul Latif, the LGRD minister said that projects will be taken to enhance the beauty of the Buriganga River old channel and create an aesthetic environment.

Responding to a question from Jatiya Party MP Syed Abu Hossain Babla, the minister said the daily water demand in both the city corporation areas in Dhaka is 2600-2650 million litres.

On the other hand, the daily water production capacity of Dhaka WASA is 2700-2750 million litres. 

Therefore, the water production capacity of Dhaka WASA is more than the demand and there is no shortage of water supply as per the demand, the LGRD minister said.

In response to a query from ruling Awami League MP Morshed Alam, the minister said that after the handover of Dhaka WASA storm sewerage and canals to the City Corporation in December 2020, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) undertook various crash programs through joint efforts of Waste Management Department, Engineering Department and Estate Department.

As of December 2021, about 71,584 tons of floating waste and about 10,000 tons of soil and sludge have been removed from 26 canals, Tazul said.

All the canals of DNCC have been grabbed and the Estate department is trying to recover those grabbed canals with limited manpower, he added.

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