Removal of sacrificial animal waste begins
Published: 05:08 PM, 1 August 2020
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Two city corporations of Dhaka – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) – have started the work of removing the waste of sacrificial animals. 17,000 workers are involved in this work, informed the waste management department of DNCC, DSCC on Saturday.
DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said 256 places have been identified in the capital for quick disposal of Qurbani waste. About 10,000 tons of waste will be generated on the Eid day. Like every year, the waste will be removed within 24 hours.
According to the DNCC waste management department, more than 300 vehicles, including heavy and light, have been prepared for the removal of waste. Besides, 12 water carts will be used to sprinkle water mixed with Savlon and bleaching to make the place of sacrifice free from pollution. 42 tons of bleaching powder and 1800 liters of liquid disinfectant will be sprayed to protect the environment and keep it free from pollution. 11,508 cleaners, including DNCC's own, outsourcing and primary waste collection service provider staff, will also be on the ground.
On the other hand, according to DSCC sources, about 5,500 tons of waste will be generated on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Adha. About one lakh special bags have been distributed for waste storage. Animals have been asked to be sacrificed at 75 designated places in 75 wards of DSCC. One lakh leaflets have also been distributed to create public awareness for this.
About this, DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said that special programs have been taken to remove the waste. Waste will be removed within 24 hours.
“We have taken up the task of removing the waste that will be generated after the sacrifice from 2:00 pm. This year too we will be able to clean Dhaka,” he also said, informing that none from the cleaners to the officers and employees is on leave.