‘Proper planning needed to resolve city problems’

Published : 16 Mar 2023 09:57 PM

LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam has said that proper planning is a must to resolve the problems of Dhaka city. 

"If the population and civic facilities of Dhaka are not compatible, the sufferings will not decrease. Proper planning is needed in this regard," he said.

The minister said these while addressing the 'Bill Collection Award 2021-22’ organized by Dhaka WASA at a city hotel on Thursday.

WASA MD Taqsem A Khan chaired the event, while it  wa, attended, among others, by Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Additional Secretary of Local Government Division Md Khairul Islam and Chairman WASA Board Engineer Dr Golam Mostafa. 

Tajul Islam said that there is a certain capacity in providing any utility service including electricity, gas or water, he said, adding that over-population puts pressure on supply systems and disrupts service delivery.

Commenting that the price of WASA's water should be determined zone-based, he said that it is discriminatory that the price of water in elite areas of Dhaka is the same as that of poor areas.