CPD’s explanation as regards fine imposed by the Dhaka South City Corporation

Concerned officials of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) inspected CPD’s under-construction building on August 18, 2019 and found presence of larvae of Aedes mosquitoes, in view of which, a twenty thousand taka fine was imposed. In this connection, CPD feels the need for an explanation.

The under-construction building site, where the larvae was detected, has not been under CPD’s direct supervision for the past three years. It was under supervision of the consulting firm and the contractor. According to the agreement with the CPD, the contractor is responsible for removal of all water, on a regular basis, during the construction of the building. However, during the Eid Holidays when the construction work was temporarily stopped, the contractor did not carry out its responsibility to remove the rain water properly.

CPD regrets the incident and will be more alert in future to ensure cleanliness of the under-construction building. Meanwhile, all necessary measures have been taken as per the advice of the DSCC team and DSCC officials have expressed satisfaction after visiting the building later on the same day. Press Release from CPD, Dhaka, Aug. 19, 2019