Main roads of capital declared waster-free
Published: 05:40 PM, 2 August 2020
The main roads of the capital are being disinfected by spraying bleaching powder and liquid disinfectant on Sunday
Dhaka’s two city corporations – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) – have completed the work of sacrificial waste disposal of Eid-ul-Azha on Sunday. About 17,000 workers were engaged in this work. In the meantime, most of the waste from the sacrificial animals on the main roads have been removed.
On the other hand, the small amount of waste in the alleys of the capital is being cleaned. Bleaching powder and liquid disinfectants are being used to disinfect unclean areas. The two mayors expected the capital’s waste to be removed within 24 hours.
DNCC has cleared the sacrificial waste long before the scheduled time. Sacrificial waste disposal stated on Saturday, in the meantime, all the wards were declared waste-free by 12:00 pm after continuous work.
Commodore M Saidur Rahman, Chief Waste Management Officer of DNCC, confirmed the information.
Meanwhile, during the inauguration of the waste disposal activities on Saturday, Mayor Atiqul Islam announced to get rid of the waste within 24 hours. In other words, the DNCC has cleared the waste long before the deadline.
Besides, Waste disposal has been completed in 75 wards of DSCC within 24 hours before the deadline, told Md. Abu Naser, public relations officer of DSCC, on Sunday.
The waste disposal was started at 2:00 pm on Saturday, he said, adding, “DSCC’s 100 percent waste has been removed in 24 hours.”
Earlier, 100 percent waste was removed from 32 wards of DSCC till 10:30 pm on Saturday. The remaining waste was removed by 1:30 pm on Sunday.
Air Commodore Badrul Amin, chief waste management officer of the DSCC, said 6,000 workers were engaging at the waste disposal of DSCC. A control room has been set up to monitor waste disposal activities. 300 vehicles are working to remove the waste, as a result, it has been possible to remove the waste within 24 hours in Dhaka South.