|Published : 20 Oct 2016, 00:45:12|
DSCC to install 100 more public toilets in city
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) would install 100 more modern public toilets in its area by 2017, its mayor Sayeed Khokon said on Wednesday.
The DSCC took the move taking into consideration the plight of pedestrians, commuters and women passing long time on streets due to nagging traffic congestions, he further said.
The mayor, at the same time, also committed to set up a good number of water fountains on footpaths so that people moving around the city can get access to pure drinking water as part of the DSCC's move to build a livable Dhaka.
The DSCC mayor made the disclosure at a programme held at the DSCC auditorium marking the ongoing sanitation month.
Water Aid and Concerned Women for Family Development (CWFD) jointly organised the event titled "Improved Sanitation, Healthy Life'.
"We'll build those toilets with modern facilities available like separate chambers for males and females, locker, hand washing point, shower, safe drinking water, round the clock electricity supply, CCTV camera, professional cleaner and female caretakers," he said.
He also said the work for building another 47 toilets is at the final stage while the renovation work on 17 others was underway.
Mr. Khokon said they took the move to ensure proper management of drinkable water and sewerage system which is one of the key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
About the citizens' apathy to using waste bins installed on footpaths, he said they were carrying out a survey to ascertain the corporation's role in the circumstances.
DSCC CEO Khan Md. Bilal, its chief health officer Brig. Gen. Dr. Skeikh Salahuddin and other DSCC senior officials were, among others, present at the meeting.