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DSCC, DNCC ready for quick cattle waste disposal in Dhaka

Nearly 20,000 workers from both the city corporations will be engaged in the waste disposal program

Update : 09 Jul 2022, 09:03 PM

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) have taken massive programs for quick disposal of sacrificial animals and cattle market wastes.

According to a DSCC release issued on Saturday, the cattle market waste disposal will begin from 11pm tonight (Saturday) while the sacrificial animal waste removal program will begin from Sunday at 2pm.

A total of 9,050 workers will be engaged in the waste disposal program.

DSCC has opened a central control room at the Nagar Bhaban in Dhaka, which will work in three sessions round the clock and centrally coordinate the sacrificial animals and cattle markets waste disposal operation.

Officials and employees of different city corporation departments, including its different divisional heads ,will also get engaged in the waste disposal program.   

To supervise the program, ten waste disposal teams have been formed in ten DSCC regions, led by the regional executive officials. The team will start working from Sunday at 2pm.

The DSCC has supplied 1,20,000 perishable bags for use in the waste disposal program, said DSCC official Abu Naser.

As many as 28 tonnes of bleaching powder and 205 gallons of savlon have also been distributed among the city dwellers, he added.

A total of 353 vehicles of thirteen categories will be engaged in the waste disposal program.

Meanwhile, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has set up a central control room at the Nagar Bhaban, said DNCC Mayor M Atiqul Islam.

“People have been asked to contact the control room for waste disposal. If anyone contacts, steps will be taken immediately to remove waste,” said the DNCC mayor.   

The control room numbers are 16106, 02-555052084, 0960-2222333.

The DNCC mayor told this to the correspondent after visiting the capital’s Aftabnagar cattle market on Saturday.

"I have a target to clean DNCC areas of sacrificial animal waste within 12 hours after Eid day. Each leaseholder of the haats (cattle markets) under DNCC must clean up the waste there. If they fail to comply with the directive, they will be penalised by forfeiting their deposit money," Atiqul said.

"Since you have leased the cattle markets and are doing business, you can't leave the waste on the spot. That must be cleaned up by you," he told the leaseholders. 

"Our monitoring teams are visiting the haats and reporting on the management there. Leaseholders who set up cattle markets outside their designated perimeter will have to pay more to the city corporation for doing so. Many have set up their markets far beyond the area they have been permitted to," the DNCC mayor added. 

Replying to a query, Mayor Atiqul said pesticide spray to contain mosquito menace will not be carried out at the cattle markets until the haats are lifted. 

He further said: "Once the haats are closed, we will conduct special drives in the haat areas to this end. About 10,000 cleaning staff of DNCC will be in the field. I think we will be able to clean up all waste under DNCC areas within 12 hours.”

“I request all dwellers for their cooperation in this regard. We have provided you polythene bags. Please collect the waste in those bags and leave those in front of your houses, we will remove them from the spot starting from 10am.”

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