Mayors claim ‘successful’ animal wastes disposal unlike last years
Mayors of the two Dhaka city corporations on Thursday claimed that they ‘successfully’ removed much before the 48-hour deadline cent percent wastes of the sacrificial animals generated during Eid-ul-Azha.
They said around 4.38 lakh sacrificial animals were slaughtered in the two cities on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslim community.
The two mayors also stressed the need for carrying out a campaign to make people slaughter their sacrificial animals at the designated spots.
At a press conference at Nagarbhaban around 11am, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon said, “We’ve been able to remove cent percent waste in the South City Corporation before our 48-hour deadline with the help of city dwellers.”
He said around 19,008 tonnes leftovers of sacrificial animals and other wastes were removed in 324 vehicles through 902 trips in the last two days.
Besides, he said, they spread 1,000 litres anti-germ liquid and 30 tonnes bleaching power in the DSCC areas.
He said around 2.40 lakh animals were slaughtered in DSCC.
Khokon thanked the city dwellers and cleaners and officials of the DSCC for making their cleaning drive a success.
He, however, voiced frustration over the poor response from people to their call for slaughtering sacrificial animals at 504 designated spots although claimed that the response was better than last year’s and hoped that people’s longtime habit will gradually change.
Khokon regretted the sufferings of inhabitants of Shantinagar and Jurain areas as those areas were submerged by blood-mixed due to rain on the eid day. “It’s our new experience… we did have idea about it. We’ll remain alert about such unexpected matter in the future.”
Earlier, the DSCC mayor inaugurated their waste cleaning drive on Tuesday, the eid day, at 2 pm and declared to remove all waste by 48 hours.
At another press conference at DNCC’s Gulshan office, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq, also claimed that their corporation was also able to remove the wastes by 36 hours, 12 hours ahead of their announced deadline.