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Elimination of corruption crucial for a safer city: Taposh

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Published: 20:05, 22 May 2024

Elimination of corruption crucial for a safer city: Taposh

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Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said on Wednesday (22 May) that the elimination of corruption, strict enforcement of the law, and ensuring speedy justice for the implementation of the law are the three key components of building a livable and safer city.

If these three elements are secured in a society, then the other components to build a livable and safer city will be added automatically, he said while speaking at a programme organised by Urban Development Journalist Forum Bangladesh (UDJFB) at the CIRDAP auditorium in the city on Wednesday.

The DSCC mayor further said that the huge flow of people towards Dhaka should be stopped. Otherwise, whatever plan is taken for this city, it will not be fruitful.

The UDJFB organised the programme under the banner of "Discussion Meeting and Best Urban Reporting Award 2024" on the occasion of "Safe Urban Day."

Shaikh Muhammad Mehedi Ahsan, General Secretary of the Bangladesh Institute of Planners, presented a keynote paper at the programme, while UDJFB President Matin Abdullah presided over it.

Md Ashraful Islam, Chief Urban Planner of Rajuk, Prof Kamruzzaman Majumder, Founder and Director, Centre for Atmospheric Pollution Studies (CAPS), Sujaul Islam Khan, Urbanisation and Environment Affairs Secretary, Institute of Architects Bangladesh, among others, attended the programme.

In the programme, six reporters were awarded the "Best Urban Reporting Award 2024" in five categories. The reporters are: Rashad Ahmad of New Age; Md Al Fatah Mamun of Dailty Bonik Barta; Amitosh Paul and Latiful Isalm of Daily Samakal; Rajnin Fazana of Sarabangla; and Md Nazmul Sayed of Independent TV.