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Water-logging in the city

July 04, 2019 00:00:00

As rainy season starts, residents in Dhaka are quite anxious that they have to face now water-logging regularly.

Due to heavy rainfall on last Eid day, most parts of the city were submerged. The vacation turned into sufferings. It also showed that the authorities failed to address the problem.

In fact, there is no visible step during the dry season to recover the occupied cannels and water bodies. Drainage pipes and sewerage lines are filled with different wastes thanks to carelessness of the citizens and flawed waste management by the authorities. There is virtually little coordination between Dhaka WASA and two city corporations.

The government should take the matter seriously and different authorities should act in a coordinated manner to address the problem of water-logging.

Farzana Naz

Moghbazar, Dhaka

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