19,000 cleaning workers to remove animal waste in Dhaka Eid-ul-Azha
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19,000 cleaning workers to remove animal waste in Dhaka

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 29 Jun 2023, 01:04 pm

Dhaka, June 29: One of the religious festivals of Muslims is the holy Eid-ul-Azha. Today (Thursday), the Muslim community is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha across the country, including the capital, with proper religious dignity and solemnity. Devoted Muslims are sacrificing animals according to their ability after the Eid congregation in the hope of receiving the immense grace of Almighty Allah.

Meanwhile, Dhaka North and South City Corporation has set a target of removing sacrificial animal waste within 24 hours. About 19,244 cleaning workers are working for its implementation. Apart from this, the Eid leave of waste management department workers of two cities has been cancelled to remove the waste of sacrificial animals in a quick time. The hotline will be open for prompt and timely disposal of waste and the two city authorities have provided around 1.1 million plastic and polybags for waste disposal.

It is known that the mayors of the two cities will inaugurate the official waste removal programme from 2 pm today on the day of Eid. About 5 lakh animals may be sacrificed in two cities of Dhaka this Eid. At least 30,000 tonnes of waste will be generated from these animals.

One lakh 30 thousand jute bags have been distributed free of cost among the sacrificers in South City to dispose of the sacrificial waste in a fair and hygienic manner.

Public Relations Officer of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Abu Nacher said that a supervisory council consisting of high-level officials of DSCC has been formed for the purpose of on-site supervision of sacrificial animal huts and waste management activities of sacrificial animals in the area covered by South City. On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha celebration, the leave of all level officers/employees of waste management department, transport department and mechanical department and other departments engaged in supervision has been cancelled.

Public Relations Officer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Maqbool Hossain Shimul said that more than 200,000 leaflets have been distributed to increase public awareness on the removal of sacrificial animal waste, miking in each ward, the imams of each mosque have encouraged Muslims to slaughter sacrificial animals and remove waste after prayers and during Friday sermons.