WaterAid Bangladesh in association with Dhaka South City Corporation has launched another public toilet at Bahadur Shah Park funded by H&M Foundation. Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, Mayor, Dhaka South City Corporation inaugurated this modern sanitation facility today.
This visually stunning, female and disable friendly public toilet at this historically significant location of the city are expected to offer visitors with comfort and convenience. These modern toilet 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.
Honorable Mayor Sayeed Khokon said, “We will develop a planned public sanitation system in city for all inhabitants of Dhaka especially for pedestrians, commuters and women, especially for those who pass a long time in city’s streets due to heavy traffic. For this we will open 100 public toilets within 2017. Construction work of another 47 public toilets is almost at the end. Renovation work of 17 toilets is underway. Among these 40 toilets are being establish with the support of WaterAid.”
He hope that, no unusable public toilet will remain in the city after 2017.
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.