Lack of fogger machines hampers anti-mosquito drive

Staff Correspondent . Khulna

Delay in inviting tenders for buying fogger machine has stood in the way of launching mosquito eradication drive by the Khulna City Corporation.
KCC chief executive officer Tapan Kumar Ghosh served a notice last Wednesday upon assistant conservancy officer Md Anowar Hossain, asking him to show cause for the delay.
The city mayor, Moniruzzaman Moni, approved the project of purchasing 35 new fogger machines in the second general meeting of the ward councilors held on the last October 3.
But the file processing for inviting tenders was not completed by the official concerned of the conservancy department despite an official order issued by the mayor.
The KCC chief executive officer said the officer concerned, Anowar Hossain, would face departmental action for failing to invite tenders in time.
The KCC acting chief engineer, Nazmul Hossain, said the file processing works should not have taken so long time from the day of approval.
The mayor admitted that lack of monitoring by the senior officials was responsible for the delay of mosquito eradication drive in the city.
The KCC conservancy officer, Anisur Rahman, has said a stock of 5,000 litre of light diesel and 1800 litre of larvacide is available but the lack of fogger machines is hampering the mosquito eradication drive.

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