Saturday, April 20, 2024

Two bureaucrats appointed to head split DCC

EC rules out poll within 90 days The government Sunday appointed two senior bureaucrats as administrators for the newly split Dhaka City Corporations under the new rules passed in parliament last month. An official announcement said Director General of Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) Khorshed Alam Chowdhury has been appointed administrator to DCC ... Read more

Move to split DCC gets cabinet nod

In a major move, the Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to split the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) into Dhaka City Corporation (North) and Dhaka City Corporation (South) to ensure better administration and civic services in the fast growing highly-populated capital city. The proposal to amend the Local Government (City Corporation) Act, 2009 was approved ... Read more

WASA plans walkways to save Dhaka canals

To protect reclaimed canals from further encroachment, the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) has taken an initiative to build walkways around the canals, to demarcate them permanently. The ministry of finance has already allocated Tk. 8 crore for this purpose, DWASA managing director Taqsim A Khan told reporters, at a press briefing in ... Read more

DCC to introduce solar street lights

The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has chalked out a Tk 3.90crore  programme to introduce solar street light at Arambagh area initiallyon  an experimental basis. If the programme is successful, the streets in the wholeDhaka city will be brought under solar lighting system, said DCC Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka in an interview with The New Nation. ... Read more

Rajuk, DCC among grabbers

River taskforce to seek PM’s help Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) and Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) have been filling up portions of Baunia and Ramchandrapur canals to build roads in another instance of violation of environmental laws by government agencies. The river taskforce yesterday expressed concern over the filling up of the two canals and decided ... Read more

Dengue catches DCC napping

Strikes early this year; number of infection shows sharp rise as anti-mosquito drive hardly carried out; DCC complains of poor logistics The dreaded dengue fever is back. The number of dengue-affected people in the capital took a sharp rise with 82 new cases reported from July 23 to 28. According to the control room of ... Read more

DCC delays approval for new mobile toilets

Only seven mobile toilets are in operation in the capital as the non-government organisations willing to add more are yet to get permission from the Dhaka City Corporation. The Association for Realisation of Basic Needs is running four, Dustha Sasthya Kendra is running two and Nagar Seba is running one mobile toilets in the

Highrise parking at Karwan Bazar

Says mayor, discloses budget for Dhaka Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) yesterday announced a Tk 2715 crore budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, increasing allocations for maintenance and development of traffic infrastructure by 11.27 percent. Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka unveiled the budget at Mahanagar Natya Mancha with no raise in holding tax. The budget has allocations ... Read more

DCC fails to set up parking lots

Dhaka City Corporation has set aside only one area in the city where cars are lawfully allowed to park whilst one indoor car park with a capacity to hold 1,500 cars remains unfinished though it was supposed to have opened five years ago. Chief town planner of DCC Mohammad Sirajul Islam told New Age that ... Read more

DCC employees charge extra for birth certificates

Residents of Dhaka city are being overcharged by the staff at Dhaka City Corporation when they seek copies of birth certificates from its different zonal offices. The city corporation’s zonal executive directors told New Age they were unaware that this was the case while the local government division’s birth and death registration programme director said ... Read more

Decorations two days before WC

Dhaka Mayor Sadeque Hossain exchanged views with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president AHM Mustafa Kamal on the progress of work which the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has taken up in collaboration with the BCB at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNS) in Mirpur yesterday. The renovation and repair of streets and upgradation of drainage system, which ... Read more