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Atiq pledges healthy Dhaka in manifesto

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Health Desk-27 Jan, 2020: The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral candidate Atiqul Islam unveiled his election manifesto on Sunday.

He will control mosquito in Integrated Vector Management method round the year. He will do it in coordination with DSCC, WASA and the Ministry of Health.

The mayoral candidate will take steps to establish Ward complex, launch electronic bus for preventing air pollution, introduce digital command center.

The lakes and canals in his city will be renovated and developed.

Atiqul Islam will build a modern, dynamic and healthy Dhaka if he is reelected, his election manifesto says.

He unveiled his election manifesto at a press conference at Lakeshore Hotel in the capital.

The mayoral candidate promised that he along with his councilors will submit their wealth accounts every year.

Introduction of push button system, multiplex underground parking, bus route rationalization, e-ticketing for city transports, rehabilitation and employment for hawkers, installing separate lane for cycle are also in his election manifesto.

There will be resource recovery facilities for sustainable waste management, breastfeeding rooms, comprehensive reproductive center and primary health care center in the city.

Atiq will follow the footstep of the late popular mayor Anisul Huq while he will go for implementing his development plan.

“My priority is not only to build a city for better living but also to work for developing the citizens’ lifestyle,” he said.

“I’ll make DNCC modern, dynamic, healthy if reelected,” Atiqul said adding that he will utilise his experiences of the last nine months as DNCC mayor.

Atiqul also promised that he will take effective steps to curb corruption in his city.

Atiq was elected mayor of DNCC in February 28, 2019 thru by-polls on Awami League ticket.

The post fell vacant after Annisul Huq passed away on November 30, 2017. The last mayoral election was held on April 28, 2015.