2nd anti-dengue drive starts on Sunday: Atiqul

DHAKA Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor

Atiqul Islam today said the second anti-dengue drive will begin on Sunday.

DNCC's first anti-dengue drive started on August 25. Aedes larvae was

found in a total number of 1,957 houses and places under 36 wards of the city

corporation during the 12-day driveIn continuance to that the second drive

will start on September 15, DNCC Mayor said.

Atiqul said these while talking to journalists after inaugurating the

development work of a playground adjacent to Humayun Road in Mohammadpur.

Mentioning that DNCC successfully destroyed a total of 67,306 breeding

grounds of Aedes mosquito during the first drive, he expressed hope that city

dwellers would cooperate with the upcoming drive.

I am working under the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to free

the occupied playgrounds and transform them into playable ones as sports and

exercise can keep youths from drug addiction and terrorism, he added.

Md Sadek Khan, MP, and senior officials of DNCC, among others, were

present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)