Strict hygiene must be followed in 4406 cattle markets: HM
Published: 05:53 PM, 29 June 2022
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal; File Photo
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said strict hygiene rules should be followed at 4,407 cattle markets across the country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
“One cannot enter the cattle market without a mask,” he told reporters after a meeting on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha at the conference room of the Ministry of Home Affairs at the Secretariat in the capital on Wednesday afternoon.
The Home Minister said 4,407 cattle markets will be set up across the country, including 10 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and 12 in South City Corporation (DSCC). The number may be two or more. The cattle markets will have law enforcement forces as required. The traders will be able to carry the money to the cattle market with the help of the police.
Stating that no animal stalls will be set up on the highways and roads, the Home Minister said that no animal-carrying vessels or trucks can be forced to go to any particular place or stall. No one can enter the cattle market without a mask and hygiene must be followed.
He said surveillance would also be carried out to prevent the smuggling of raw hides abroad. The Ministry of Commerce will fix the price of raw hides soon.
Regarding the salaries and allowances of garment workers before Eid, the Home Minister said the BGMEA and BKMEA authorities have been asked to pay the salaries and allowances of garment workers before Eid. Authorities have assured the government. There will be surveillance so that no vested interest group can carry out any sabotage in the industrial area with rumors or incitement.
The Home Minister said measures have been taken to control terrorists, extortionists, pickpockets and other miscreants through binoculars and CCTV cameras by constructing watch towers at important road junctions this year for the safety of homebound people. Apart from buses, launches, trains and ferries, there will be surveillance on both sides of the Padma Bridge.