The dengue outbreak may worsen if waste is not managed properly, he said
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon has said DSCC will dispose of the wastes of sacrificial animals within 24 hours to keep the city clean and prevent environment pollution.
“The slaughter of sacrificial animals takes place mostly on the Eid day after the Namaj [in the morning]. The wastes of that day will be cleaned within 24 hours,” Khokon said while addressing an instructional meeting on management of the wastes of sacrificial animals in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Mentioning the success of removing wastes within 24 hours last year, Khokon said a total of 339 spots, including five in every ward, have been designated in the DSCC area for slaughtering sacrificial animals on the Eid day so that wastes of animals could be managed properly.
“If it is not possible to use any of the designated spots, make sure that you wash the area used for sacrificing animals with ample water and bleaching powder,” he added.
Khokon also said the dengue outbreak may worsen if the waste is not managed properly.
He sought cooperation of city dwellers and urged them to collect wastes in the bags that will be supplied by the city corporation.
He also urged all to keep them on specific spots so that the employees of city corporation can collect them.
The city dwellers can inform the call centre if they notice any animal wastes anywhere in the city using the hotline number 09611000999, he added.
DSCC’s Chief Waste Management Officer Air Commodore Md Zahid Hasan presided over the meeting.
Chief Executive Officer Mostafizur Rahman, ward councillors, senior officials of DSCC and cleaners from each DSCC wards were present at the meeting.
Earlier, the DSCC Mayor inaugurated a public awareness campaign in Dhaka’s Doel Chattar area, urging all to ensure cleanliness around their surroundings to destroy larvae of Aedes mosquitoes.