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CCC polls: AL, BNP mayoral candidates unveil manifestos focusing on waterlogging

  • Published at 05:23 pm January 23rd, 2021
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AL-backed mayoral candidate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury unveiled his electoral manifesto at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Saturday Dhaka Tribune

CCC polls: AL, BNP Mayoral candidates unveil manifestos

Mayoral candidates of Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have unveiled their respective electoral manifestos ahead of the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls slated for January 27.

AL-backed mayoral candidate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury unveiled his electoral manifesto at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club while BNP-backed mayoral candidate Dr Shahadat Hossain unveiled his electoral manifesto at a local restaurant in the city on Saturday.

Both mayoral candidates unveiled their electoral manifestos attaching topmost priority to resolving the perennial waterlogging problem of the port city.

While presenting the 37-point manifesto, Rezaul pledged to turn Chittagong into a world-class, aesthetic and habitable city.

Rezaul also said that he would launch a special 100-day program and restore the grabbed canals, drains and rivers of the port city.

BNP-backed mayoral candidate Dr Shahadat Hossain unveils his electoral manifesto at a local restaurant in the city on Saturday | Dhaka Tribune

 “As you know, the city produces thousands of tons of garbage every day. The outgoing mayor launched a door-to-door garbage collection program. I will intensify monitoring of the program. Besides, a waste recycling plant will be set up from where power and fuel will be produced,” said Rezaul.

“I sincerely believe that I will be able to prove my mettle with the cooperation from you all,” he said. 

Senior leaders of AL and other associate bodies were present at the manifesto-unveiling program.


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 Meanwhile, BNP-nominated mayoral candidate Dr Shahadat Hossain said that he would address waterlogging through restoring all the canals of the port city for ensuring free flow of water. 

 “Initiatives will be taken for improving navigability of the Karnaphuli River through modern dredging. Effective steps will be taken to stop hill-cutting,” said Shahadat.

“Fertilizer will be produced and power will be generated through recycling the garbage produced by the city dwellers,” he said.

Chittagong City Corporation will go to polls on January 27. The voting will be carried out through Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).

This time seven mayoral candidates have entered the fray.