The parliamentary watchdog also recommended that the government reform the tax system to increase tax revenues of city corporations
Amidst rising criticism over the quality of water supplied by the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dhaka Wasa), a parliamentary body on Wednesday suggested measures to increase the capacity of Dhaka Wasa and ensure safe drinking water.
The recommendations were made at the 2nd meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry, held at parliament. Committee Chairman Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain was in chair, reports UNB.
According to a handout, the committee suggested that Dhaka Wasa take necessary measures to prevent water-logging in the capital ahead of the next monsoon season. The parliamentary watchdog also recommended that the government reform the tax system to increase tax revenues of city corporations and municipalities across the country.
Committee members State Minister for Rural Development and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharjee, Md Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Sheikh Afil Uddin, Rebecca Momin, Razee Mohammad Fakhrul, Md Shah E Alam, Md Sanowar Hossain, and Abdus Salam Murshedi attended the meeting.
On special invitation, Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Dr Selina Hayat Ivy and Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Md Jahangir Alam were also in attendance.