Atiqul pledges a modern Dhaka
Staff Reporter :
Awami League mayor candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Atiqul Islam has promised to build a "modern, dynamic and healthy" Dhaka if re-elected.
He made the promise while unveiling a 38-point election manifesto in a city hotel on Sunday morning.
The manifesto also outlined plan to introduce a coordinated 'vector management' system to fight the mosquito menace as Atiqul identified the mosquito-borne dengue disease as the biggest challenge during his previous term as mayor.
In the election manifesto, he pledged to continue the fight against the mosquito menace if re-elected.
He also plans to address the city's problems in coordination with the Dhaka South City Corporation, Ministry of Health, Dhaka WASA, neighbouring City Corporations and other government bodies. He also promised to introduce an electric bus service to curb air pollution in the city.
"My priority is not only to build a city for better living, but also to work for developing the citizens' lifestyle," he said. "I will make DNCC modern, dynamic and healthy if re-elected," Atiqul said, adding that he will utilize his experiences of the last nine months as DNCC mayor.
He promised to ensure safety of the citizens, and build ample grounds and parks for games and sports. "I want our next generation to grow up healthy," he added.
Atiqul also promised that he will take effective steps in curbing corruption in different sectors.
He was elected mayor of DNCC in the February 28, 2019 by-polls with Awami League ticket. The post fell vacant after Annisul Huq passed away on November 30, 2017. The last mayor election was held on April 28, 2015.