Government Policy

Flood water receding in Sunamganj, clogged wastes pollute municipal area air

As Surma river was flowing 13 cm below the danger level in Sunamganj on Friday morning, flood water started receding but smell of rotten clogged wastes made the municipal area air heavy.

The UNB reporter visited the municipal area and saw wastes that remained clogged in flood water at North Arpin Nagar, Shaheb bari Ghat, Moddho bazar, Surma Market, Alfat Square Point, Kalibari, old bus stand, jamai Para, Hazir Para and many other areas.

Residents of the area are struggling to go out to run daily errands even after the water began receding.

“The area was stinking so much that I couldn’t step out from the house since morning,” said Ruhul Amin , a resident of the North Arpin nagar area.

“The flood water has receded but our sufferings did not end due to this rotten waste,” said Ashim Ray from Natun Para area.

However, Sunamganj municipal mayor Nader Bakht said, “We have started cleaning the city immediately after the water started retreating.”

Sunamganj Civil Surgeon Dr Ahmmed Hossain said,” No one fell ill with water borne diseases yet and 123 medical teams are ready to provide services.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh