Cattle waste produced in Dhaka on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha has almost been completely removed within 24 hours, says Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon.
He made the remarks during a media brief held at the Nagar Bhaban premises in Dhaka on Tuesday (Aug 13).
Around 16,000 metric tonnes of waste have been removed from most parts of the city except for Meradia market, the open grounds adjoining Kamalapur Stadium and Sanir Ankhra cattle market where the market leaser holders were yet to remove bamboo structures.
Measures would be taken against these lease holders, he added.
“The residents of old Dhaka traditionally sacrifice animals on the second and third days of Eid. We expect another 5,000 tonnes of waste will be produced on these days which will be removed by the DCC authorities in the earliest possible time,” the mayor added.
The DSCC authorities removed 19,200 metric tonnes of waste from 14 cattle markets on the second and third days of Eid-ul-Azha last year.
The mayor said, “We expect to remove around 21,000 metric tonnes of waste from 17 cattle markets this year.”
A total of 9,500 city corporation workers, 152 open trucks, 82 container boxes, 80 dumping trucks, 29 water trucks. 23 loaders, 12 tire dozers and other equipment were being used to clean up the city’s Qurbani wastes.