Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon announced that 500 drinking water fountains to be set up in important places of the city along with modern public toilets.
"We are working for a planned public sanitation system in city and want to make it without any illegal establishment at any cost. For this we need to be united," he told inaugural function of two public toilets in Osmani Uddyan.
WaterAid Bangladesh and H and M Foundation in association with Dhaka South City Corporation launched these public toilets yesterday.
Swedish Ambassador in Dhaka Johan Frisell and WaterAid Bangladesh Country Director Dr Md Khairul Islam were present in the inauguration ceremony.
Johan Frisell said the sanitation facility is in challenge due to extra pressure in the city. But this joint initiative of WaterAid and H and M foundation is really encouraging.
Dr Md Khairul Islam said clean public toilets are a dire need in ensuring public health.
The modern toilets equipped with facilities including separate chamber for male and female, locker, hand washing point, shower, safe drinking water facility, 24-hour electricity, CCTV camera, professional cleaner and female caretakers.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)