Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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‘No waterlogging in Shyampur next yr’

‘No waterlogging in Shyampur next yr’

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday said that there will be no waterlogging problem in the city’s Shyampur Industrial Area in the upcoming year.

"In 2020-21, we noticed that the industrial zone in Ward 58 and 59 were under water. We’ve spent more than Tk 136 crore to develop the drainage system in the area," he said this while talking to journalists after visiting the development work in Dhaka Match Factory area.

He urged buildings and factory owners not to release sewage and industrial effluent into the drains.

"I request the Department of Environment to make sure that only treated water from industry is released. If toxic water is dumped into the drains, it will pollute the water of the Buriganga because these pipes carry them to the river," he said.

He said if the instruction is not complied with, legal action including closure of factories will be taken against the businesses responsible.

"We have identified 26 spots in Shyampur Industrial Zone and more than 100 in the city corporation area as waterlogging areas.

“We’re constructing different kinds of infrastructures with our own budget to address the problem. We’re cleaning canals and underground drainage network. I hope people get the benefit of the work.”

Earlier, the mayor and officials of DSCC visited Munda Model Green Town and Jurain areas and talked to residents of the areas about the waterlogging problem.