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President, PM for strengthening sanitation system

President, PM for strengthening sanitation system

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President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed the hope that the observance of the ‘National Sanitation Month-October 2021’ and the ‘Global Handwashing Day 2021’ will help create public awareness and improve sanitation system in the country, reports BSS.

The LGRD and Cooperatives Ministry observes the month and the day to create awareness on safe sanitation and hygiene among the people.

The President, in his message, said that hygienic and sustainable sanitation is prerequisite to the protection of public health and it is essential to ensure safe sanitation system for all to develop public health.

In the wake of global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, the importance of developed sanitation has increased further, he said.

President Hamid said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has put importance on washing hands with soap side by side with maintaining social distancing to face Covid-19 pandemic.

It is very important to build the habit of washing hands before and after every work for sound health and beautiful life, he said.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the Bangladesh Awami League led government has been working tirelessly for the development of public health since assuming power in 2009.

The United Nations has given special importance on safe sanitation management for attaining 6.2 target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), she said.

“Our government is determined to ensure safe sanitation and healthy environment for all. We have implemented 49 projects at a cost of Taka 13,298 crore in rural and municipal areas for pure drinking water, safe sanitation and waste management through the Department of Public Health Engineering in around 13 years. As a result, now the national coverage of sanitation increased to 99 percent,” she said.