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DNCC Mayor: All parks to be squatter-free, drives from Oct 3

  • Published at 12:04 am September 29th, 2020
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The drives were announced by DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam on Monday

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will launch drives to remove squatters from parks across the capital from October 3. 

The drives were announced by DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam on Monday. 

"The eviction drives at the illegally occupied parks will start from the third of next month. This is our promise on the 74th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," the mayor said.  

The DNCC mayor was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of a two-day program organized by DNCC on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 74th birthday at Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed Park in Gulshan. 

Urging illegal occupiers of footpaths to shun their habits, he said: “You [occupiers] are leaving metal rods and cement on the footpaths, but did you not notice once that people are having difficulty because of construction materials clogging streets and sidewalks?" 

On the occassion, Atiqul unveiled two mobile libraries named “Parampara” (tradition). 

"Books published on the struggle for freedom, the Liberation War, Bangabandhu, his family and Sheikh Hasina will be delivered door-to-door through the two mobile libraries," the mayor said.