Safiqa Hossain of DOT
 It is possible to ensure public health in the city through proper planning and its proper implementation. Muhammad Ariful Islam, Vice President Planner, Bangladesh Institute of Planners, made the remarks at a virtual seminar on urban planning for public health on the occasion of World Urban Planning Day 2020 yesterday. He emphasized on preventing infectious diseases through proper land use and population density control. To build a planned Bangladesh, everyone has to work together and inform the people about the benefits of the plan, said the urban planner, reports Somoy TV News.  The special guest of the seminar was the convener of the advisory council of Bangladesh Institute of Planners; Prof. Dr. Planner AKM Abul Kalam said that public health is related to urban activities.
Therefore, if urban planning is not given importance in city-centric activities, public health will be at risk. Without proper planning and implementation, it is not possible to overcome various problems of human settlement, health risks and environmental risks.