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Tajul to parliament: Govt building modern landfills to dispose city waste

  • Published at 09:22 pm June 16th, 2019
LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam
File photo of LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam Dhaka Tribune

Minister Tajul Islam said this while responding to a written question of ruling party MP of Chittagong M Abdul Latif in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on Sunday

The government is expanding the landfill stations of Dhaka city as the garbage management of the capital is becoming a big challenge.

"The wastes of Dhaka city are increasing enormously as their nature is also changing. It has become a challenge for us managing these huge wastes," said Local Government, Rural Development and Co- operatives (LGRD&C) Minister Md Tajul Islam.

Minister Tajul Islam said this while responding to a written question of ruling party MP of Chittagong M Abdul Latif in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on Sunday, reports UNB.

The minister further said, currently the wastes produced in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) are being dumped at Amin Bazar landfill while the garbage of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) at Matuail Sanitary landfill.

A project titled “Matuail Sanitary Landfill Expansion and Land Development” is under implementation at a cost of Tk724.49 crore, as the two landfills have no adequate space now, adding  another project titled “Aminbazar Landfill Expansion and Modernization” worth Tk826.80 crore has been prepared.

Yet another project has been prepared to set up a new modern landfill station on 118 acres of land in the expanded area of DNCC, Nasirabad. "Hopefully, these projects will be approved," he said.

"Instead of creating landfills, steps have to be taken to implement environment-friendly projects, 'Waste to Energy'," as the country is densely populated and there is a scarcity of land, he said.