‘Roof gardeners exempt from 10pc holding tax’

Staff Correspondent

18 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

LGRD Minister Tazul Islam on Wednesday said the government will rebate 10 percent holding tax to city residents for rooftop gardening to encourage them in tree plantation. 

“The rule of a 10 percent tax exemption for rooftop gardening will be effective from now onwards,” he said.

The minister gave the information while addressing the inaugural ceremony of tree plantation programme organised by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

The DNCC kicked off the tree plantation programme on Wednesday, marking the  101st birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Independence.

A mist blower machine for controlling mosquitoes was also inaugurated at the ceremony.  Tazul Islam and DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam inaugurated the tree plantation programme at Baridhara Park in the capital.  

Speaking on the occasion, the mayor talked about the mosquito menace in the capital.

He said, “Residents of the capital are now criticizing us for mosquito menace.”

“I overheard a few persons say that ‘Mini Atiq’ is biting us. So we are finding the way to solve the problem. Mosquito is now a challenge for us,” said Atiqul.

Ambassadors and High Commissioners of USA, Italy, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Philippine, Kosovo and Palestine in Dhaka attended the programme.

DNCC Mayor called upon the envoys to give suggestion for building a clean city and invited them for open discussions on controlling mosquitoes.

“There are mosquitoes in many countries of the world. They use advanced pesticide and machine for controlling mosquito. We want to use them,” Atiqul said.