Greening of Dholaikhal Reservoir, foundation stone laid
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapos, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC ) has commented that the environment of Dholaikhal Reservoir will be more beautiful than Hateer Jheel if the activities undertaken by the corporation are completed in creating green and aesthetic environment.
He made this comment during an exchange with the media after laying the foundation stone for the greening and aesthetic environment improvement work of Dholaikhal Reservoir on Wednesday afternoon.
DSCC Mayor said, "Dholikhal Reservoir is a lung of this area, old Dhaka. A place of longing for old Dhaka. We have been able to launch this program on this historic day, Wednesday, to fulfill the long awaited expectations of the people of this area.
We are very happy to inaugurate the implementation of this long awaited reservoir development programme. InshaAllah, within the next one year, this dirty scenario, the scenario of dustbins will be changed and a more beautiful, green and aesthetic environment will be created than Hatirjheel."
At that time, detailing the Dholaikhal Reservoir development program, Mayor Tapos said, "Just as there will be a wide walking path, the boys and girls of the area will come here. They will enjoy the beautiful environment by cycling.
Here there will be greenery, here there will be an open stage -- where we will carry out our cultural practices while embracing the tradition. There will also be adequate toilet facilities here. Here there will be ghatla, there will be a field. Here we will enjoy the beautiful environment. There will be a children's play area. There will be fountains, there will be dining facilities."
At that time, Mayor Tapos said, there are many sewage connections here. We will remove them and relocate them. So that no sewer connection can directly pollute this water.
We will arrange that. This sinkhole of ours cannot be polluted. We will permanently remove the sediments accumulated here. Besides, we will save the rain water that falls during the monsoon season. Through our comprehensive activities, we will build Dhaka as a developed capital of a developed country, Inshallah."
At this time, the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation Md. Mizanur Rahman, Chief Engineer Saleh Ahmed, General Manager of Transportation Md. Haider Ali, Chief Property Officer Russell Sabrin, Chief Urban Planner were present .
Among the councilors, Sirajul Islam, Mizanur Rahman Imon of Ward No 44, Abul Kalam Azad of Ward No 40, Sarwar Hasan Alo of Ward No 41 and Nasima Ahmed of reserved seat were present.