Published:  02:18 AM, 11 February 2019

Dhaka, Kolkata civic bodies sign MoU for waste management

The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to exchange the best practices of the two cities. This agreement will enable the two civic bodies exchange technologies to providing better services to residents of Dhaka and Kolkata.

DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon, along with a delegation from Bangladesh, visited the KMC headquarters and held a meeting with Mayor Firhad Hakim, reports the Times of India.

Khokon told reporters he was particularly interested in Kolkata's waste disposal system as he found the city much cleaner than earlier. "I was really impressed to see how clean Kolkata has become. Going back to Dhaka, I will send a team, who will interact with their Kolkata counterparts on this," he said.

"Collaboration of Dhaka and Kolkata is essential for having a sustained relationship of friendship. More such visits will follow from both the sides," the DSCC Mayor said.

The Kolkata Mayor said the KMC would also send its officials to Dhaka to learn about the modernization plan for Dhaka. "We have signed an MoU. We are keen on exchanging our technical expertise with the Dhaka civic officials," Hakim said.According to sources in KMC, the areas that have been identified for collaboration include solid waste management, healthcare, education, traffic management etc.

---UNB, Dhaka

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