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DNCC mayor: Fees raised to discourage grave preservation

The continued preservation of graves may result in a shortage of burial spaces, says the mayor

Update : 10 Feb 2023, 05:31 PM

Grave preservation fees have been increased to discourage people from the system, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam has said. 

“DNCC did not raise the price for burials, it raised prices to discourage people from preserving graves,” he said while inaugurating a cemetery in Dhaka's Uttara on Friday. 

The mayor said that they receive a large number of applications for grave preservation every day. “If it keeps happening, there will be no space left for burials.”

He added: “I am hoping the increased fee will discourage people to stop applying for grave preservation, and give common people to have space for burial.”

According to the mayor, the DNCC cemetery is offering common people a lower price for the burial procedure.

"The fee for burying a body in the DNCC cemetery is just Tk500". For the poor, the fee has been reduced to Tk100. And for those who cannot even afford that amount, a free burial option is available,” he added.

The mayor then emphasized the need for the community and its people to work together with the DNCC to take care of the cemetery and other facilities provided by the city corporation.

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