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To mitigate mosquito menance

CCC to launch 25-day long special crash programme from today

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Chattagram Bureau  :
Chattogram City Corporation (CCC)  will launch  a 25-days long  special crash programmes from today (Tuesday)   aimed at  mitigating immense sufferings of water logging and  mosquito menance  to free the city dwellers from these sufferings . Conservancy Department of  the city corporation will  implement  this crash  program on  priority  basis at an estimated cost of Tk.9 crores .
 Out of the crash programs, silted earth and accumulated   garbage  in the drains and canals will be lifted in all 41 city wards . And at the same time  to damage the dens of mosquito in drains, culverts , a mosquito killing insecticide ( Serviside) will be sprayed  , sources said.  Conservancy department sources said this crash program will continue up to May 5 last.
Sources further added that  on every day , the assigned works of the crash program will be  conducted in 5 wards simultaneously where 500 conservancy workers will participate the crash program  i.e 100 workers in each ward. CCC sources said  the on duty 500 conservancy workers including 266  temporary workers  in 41 city wards have been withdrawn yesterday through a official circular  .
 While contacted the Chief Conservancy officer of CCC Md. Shafiqul Mannan siddiqui told the BSS that  the conservancy workers in 41 wards have been withdrawn aimed at  undergoing  special crash program  at a time in 5 wards daily. In a circular of the corporation, all  conservancy workers with uniforms and  related conservancy equipments have been asked to report to the Crash programme Assigned Supervisor ( Conservancy Officer) Sheikh Hasan Reza by 7 am on April 10 next.
Sources said  Executive Engineer(Mechanical) of CCC Mr. Sudip Basak will arrange necessary transports for carrying  the lifted earth, garbage immediately from the site.
While contacted the City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin told  The New Nation  that  the rainy season  is very near and before the  monsoon rain we want to clean up all drains and culverts, canals within the city so as to facilitate easy flow of  rain water and secondly the  garbage  filled drains, khals etc  create  safer mosquito breeding centre .  As such , keeping  in mind these reasons, CCC  has undertaken a  short time special crash programme for the better interests of the city dwellers. He further said CCC will launch  similar crash programmes in all sectors of the corporation to  turn the city into a  clean and healthy city.
 Mentionable that  CCC  launched  programs of  kanal digging  in 57 canals of the city from January 7 last,  but after Govt order  on Marh 5 last  over  Chittagong Mega Project , Chittagong Development  Authority has been entrusted with that works of canal digging  and hence CCC suspended the canal digging programs of 57 canals, sources said. 

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