Sanitation coverage by 2013 to promote social dignity
BRAHMANBARIA, Oct 24: The district administration and the public health department jointly arranged a grand discussion meeting for aiming to create public awareness for sanitation, on the occasion of National Sanitation Month October-2011 in Brahmanbaria town Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner (Acting) Babu Shashanka Shekhar Bhoumik said that bringing the country under the hygienic sanitation coverage by the year 2013 as planned by the government would not only improve the standard of health care of the people but also increase their social dignity.
He said this at a daylong meeting on “Sanitation Coverage for all by the Year 2013” organized here Sunday on the occasion of National Sanitation Month by the district administration and the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) at district collectorate conference room.
DC Babu Shashanka Shekhar Bhoumik presided over the meeting which was participated by officials of the administrative division the DC office, all Upazila Chairmen and Nirbahi officers, all district officers and executive engineers, DPHE officials, all union Parishad chairmen, NGO representatives, medical personnel , members of civil society and journalists.
DPHE executive engineer Eng. Sohrab Uddin Ahmed and Ashuganj Upazila chairman Md Anisur Rahman, among others, spoke on the occasion.
The DC also said that union parishad had taken an action plan for achieving hundred percent sanitation coverage in the district within 2011.
According to progressive report on the state of Brahmanbaria district, out of total 408166 families, 96 percent used sanitary latrines and only four percent used unhygienic latrine. Union Parishad of different Upazila have been brought under sanitation coverage.
Besides, DPHE arranged a grand rally at October 17 and it had been started from Tanker Par Park and ended at the Poura auditorium. Students, teachers, NGO workers, members of civil society, politics activists, journalists of print and electronic media, district and police administration and general people presented the rally.