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Taposh: If Aedes larvae found in building construction sites, works to be stopped

  • 'Tougher action will be taken'
  • 'We have taken all necessary measures to tackle any outbreak of dengue'


Update : 24 Apr 2024, 11:42 PM

If Aedes larvae are found in the construction sites of buildings, the work will be stopped if necessary, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh warned on Wednesday.

"Our surveys found that under construction buildings are ideal sources for breeding of Aedes mosquitoes, tougher action will be taken against owners and authorities of under construction buildings if they ignore the directives to destroy breeding grounds of Aedes Mosquito," he said .

He was talking to reporters after visiting renovation works of Dr Kazi Bashir Auditorium in the capital's Gulistan.

He urged all developer organizations and their association Rehab to play their due role in destroying breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

He said, "We have taken all necessary measures to tackle any outbreak of dengue disease, we will launch our drives from the beginning of next month to prevent the mosquito-borne disease."

According to the action plan, the campaign to control dengue will be conducted from May and view exchange meetings will be held with all stakeholders, said Taposh.

The main purpose of the meeting is to regularly keep all the buildings and residences under their control neat and clean.

"All relevant organizations have to work in a coordinated manner to combat mosquito-borne diseases as the country witnessed a severe outbreak of dengue last year," he added.

Taposh also inspected the post-renovation work of Bangabandhu Fountain at Gulistan Junction, inaugurated the existing pipe line and open drain cleaning program at Ward No. 20 and Ward No. 13 and inspected the ongoing waste removal program at Shyampur Canal.

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