WaterAid Bangladesh in association with Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has launched another modern public toilet at Muktangon Park of the capital. Honorable Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Mohammad Sayeed Khokon inaugurated this modern sanitation facility today (5 January, 2017, Thursday) funded by H&M Foundation.
Mostoba Zaman Popi, counselor, ward- 13, DSCC; Syeda Roksana Islam Chamely, counselor, ward- 13, 19 and 20, DSCC and Md. Liakath Ali, Director- Programmes and Policy Advocacy, WaterAid Bangladesh were also present at the occasion.
In the inauguration ceremony Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon said, “We have taken a project to build 100 public toilets. Several of those will be built with the association of WaterAid. We have inaugurated the public toilet beside Muktangon at 13 no. ward today as part of the initiative. We hope, this will meet the necessity of public toilets at Gulistan region. The initiative will be continued. Hope we shall complete the public toilet building project by 2017.”
Md. Liakath Ali, Director- Programmes and Policy Advocacy, WaterAid Bangladesh said, “Clean public toilets are a dire need in ensuring public health. City Corporation, WaterAid and H&M Foundation have jointly brought these facility for the commuters. The maintenance will be ensured under the public leaders.”
This visually stunning, female and disabled friendly public toilet at this historically significant location of the city are expected to offer visitors with comfort and convenience. These modern toilets equipped with facilities including separate chamber for male and female, locker, hand washing point, shower, safe drinking water facility, 24×7 electricity, CCTV camera, professional cleaner and female caretakers.
This is in continuation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed among Dhaka South City Corporation, Dhaka North City Corporation, Dhaka WASA and WaterAid Bangladesh to ensure environmental health by proper use of public toilets. Notably, WaterAid Bangladesh has rebuilt a number of public toilets in different strategic locations of Dhaka with support of Dhaka North and South City Corporation under the banner of project SUNRISE funded by H&M Foundation.