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Aedes prevention measures: DNCC to purchase waste products

  • Prices set for waste products
  • Implementation after Eid
Update : 04 Apr 2024, 07:50 PM

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is set to purchase abandoned polythene, chip packets, ice cream cups, coconut shells, unused tires, commodes, and other discarded items from the public, which serve as breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes and pose a threat to the environment.

The initiative aims to combat dengue. DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam announced this decision during a discussion held in the capital on Thursday afternoon.

The mayor said that individuals can visit the councillor's office in each ward to exchange the mentioned items for cash. The waste products procured from each ward will be collected daily by sanitation workers and transported to the nearest Secondary Transfer Station (STS). This initiative intends to engage the public in ward-wise cleaning efforts.

During the meeting, councillors agreed to set prices for the abandoned items and their collection.

The proposed rates include Tk100 for 100 packets of chips or similar items, Tk100 for 100 packs of ice cream cups or disposable glasses, Tk50 per kilogram of unused polythene, Tk2 for each coconut shell, Tk3 for each earthenware, plastic, melamine, or ceramic pot, Tk50 for each discarded tire, Tk100 for condensed milk jars or abandoned commodes/basins, and Tk10 per kilogram for other discarded plastic products.

The mayor mentioned that the implementation of this initiative will commence from the councillor's office after Eid.

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