LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam also commended the government's decision to keep institutions involved in economic activities open during the lockdown
To combat coronavirus and continue the development works coronavirus management guidelines will be prepared for all organizations under the Local Government Department, said Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Md Tazul Islam on Thursday.
He made the remarks at a virtual exchange meeting on the ongoing corona infection prevention and development activities with mayors and senior officials of all city corporations of the country.
The minister said that the coronavirus, which has spread all over the world, might not be eradicated any time soon and health experts have also hinted the same.
Therefore, a decision has been taken to formulate a Coronavirus Management Guideline to keep the development activities running in all organizations under the Local Government Department such as City Corporation, LGED, DPHE, Wasa, municipality, upazila and district councils.
The guideline will include plans about how to continue various development projects, especially income generating and productive activities while tackling Covid-19, he said.
Stating that the government took the right decision by keeping the institutions involved in economic activities active during the lockdown, he remarked that the institutions of his ministry have continued their activities in compliance with the health guidelines including social distancing during the pandemic.
The minister drew the attention of all the mayors especially the mayors of Dhaka North and South City Corporations toward keeping the drains and canals of the city clean to avoid waterlogging during the upcoming monsoon season.
Mayors and representatives of 12 city corporations of the country including the mayors of Dhaka North and South City Corporations took part in the online view exchange meeting.
At the meeting, all the mayors appreciated the dynamic leadership of the minister during the pandemic and him including everyone in the process. They also expressed their determination to work as per the instructions of the minister.
Also, the mayors of the city corporations informed the local government minister about the progress of the ongoing development projects.