Taposh declares 5-point manifesto for planned DSCC

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DHAKA, Jan 29, 2020 (BSS) – Awami League (AL) nominated mayoral candidate
for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh
declared a five-point election manifesto today pledging to turn DSCC into
habitable city free from air-sound pollution, water logging, traffic
congestion and mosquito menace.

Announcing the manifesto at a press conference at the Awami League central
office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the city, Taposh promised to maintain the
heritage of historic old Dhaka and said he will implement all the development
programmes under a master-plan which covers overall development of the city.

In his manifesto, the AL mayoral candidate highlighted the need for
freeing the Buriganga and Shitalakkha rivers from all illegal encroachment
and bringing the rivers back to life.

He said area-based ‘Panchayat’ will be formed to ensure good governance
and availability of civic services for the citizens and also pledged to
conserve and protect the historical monuments and establishments of old Dhaka
and beautify the city.

As per his priority agenda, Taposh said if he is elected he would take
steps to ensure the basic amenities for the city dwellers within the first 90
days.

Taposh said he will take a plan for development of city slums and bring
the slum dwellers under social safety net. Urban health and family planning
will be ensured all citizens including the slum dwellers and Dhaka central
jail (old) will be transform into an attractive tourist zone, he added while
announcing the election manifesto.

AL Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu, AL leader Mofazzal Hossain
Chowdhury Maya, Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organising
Secretary Advocate Afzal Hossain, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit
Roy Nandi, Jubo League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash, Dhaka City South
AL President Abu Ahmed Monnafi were also present, among others, at the press
conference.