No mega project would be able to solve Chittagong's waterlogging problem unless the residents of the city come to their senses and stop littering, said Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Abdus Salam yesterday.
Referring to the Tk 5,616-crore project being undertaken by the CDA to eradicate waterlogging in the city, the CDA chief said raising awareness on civic duties is much more difficult than implementing a multimillion taka project.
The CDA chairman made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at a reception accorded to him upon completion of 10 years as chief of the organisation.
Under this new colossal project, the CDA will also excavate and recover canals that had been filled up or occupied illegally.
“If a recovered canal gets into the clutch of encroachers again and we fail to protect our sanctuaries from our malpractices, no project or master plan will be able to save us,” Abdus Salam warned asking all CDA officials to make sincere efforts in performing their duties properly.