Dhaka north city corporation panel mayor Jamal Mostafa on Thursday said 100 per cent wastes of sacrificial animals on the holy Eid-ul-Azha were removed within 24 hours in the city corporation area as per the prior announcement.
‘We have successfully removed the wastes of sacrificial animals within 24 hours with the cooperation of city dwellers,’ he told a press conference at DNCC Nagar Bhaban this afternoon.
He said this year the city dwellers have made much enthusiastic response in slaughtering their sacrificial animals in the DNCC designated spots than the previous years.
He said around 8,500 tonnes of wastes have been removed from the DNCC areas as around 9,500 cleaners have worked to keep the city clean within 24 hours.
DNCC chief executive officer Md Mesbahul Islam, ward councilors Afsar Uddin, Tarequzzaman Rajib, Jinnat Ali, Dewan Abdul Mannan and Jakir Hossain Babul were present on the occasion.
Earlier, both DNCC and DSCC started removing of animal waste at 2:00pm on Wednesday as per prior announcement.
At a press conference at Nagar Bhaban, DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon said the city corporation removed 90 per cent wastes of sacrificial animals within the 24 hours.
The mayor said the cleaning operation is still going on as Muslim devotees would slaughter animals till Friday, as Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated for three days every year.
He said they estimated that sacrificing of animals in DSCC would produce 20,000 tonnes of wastes. ‘We have already removed 15,000 tonnes of wastes so far,’ the mayor added.
Mayor Sayeed Khokon expressed his optimism that they will be successful in removing 20,000 tonnes of waste to keep the city clean and check environmental pollution.
DSCC chief executive officer Khan Mohammed Bilal, chief waste management officer Air Commodore Md Shafiqul Alam, chief health officer Brigadier General Sheikh Salahuddin, civil society representative journalist and columnist Syed Abul Maksud and architect Mubasshar Hussein were present on the occasion.
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