Dhaka’s two city corporations - Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) - have completed removing waste of sacrificial animals of Eid-ul-Azha from all wards in due time.
Both the city corporations removed first day’s sacrificial animals’ waste within 24 hours, second day’s waste within 12 hours and offered a clean and beautiful city to the city dwellers within just three days of Eid-ul-Azha, DSCC and DNCC sources said.
The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) removed a total of 14,921 metric tons (MT) sacrificial animal waste in three days, said Abu Naser, public relations officer of DSCC.
DSCC Chief Waste Management Officer Air Commodore M Badrul Amin said, “On the third day of Eid-ul-Azha, the waste of sacrificial animals in 75 wards of DSCC has been completely removed by 8:45 pm. A total of 4,808 trips were made in three days to remove the waste and transfer them to the landfill at Matuail.”
In the first two days, 11,198MT waste was removed through 3,391 trips and on the third day of Eid, 3,723MT of sacrificial animal waste was removed and transferred, he said.
This year, more than 6,000 scavengers of the corporation worked relentlessly to remove the first day’s animals’ waste of Eid-ul-Azha in 24 hours.
For this, additional manpower, vehicles and other logistical equipment were used in both city corporations.
Meanwhile, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) also removed all the sacrificial animal waste from its 54 wards within the stipulated time.
At the field level, DNCC’s own, outsourcing and primary waste collection service provider (PWCSP) workers, 11,508 cleaners and DNCC officials and staff at all levels worked to remove the sacrificial waste, DNCC official said.
DNCC Chief Waste Management Officer Commodore M Saidur Rahman said, “Special arrangements had been made to remove the huge amount of waste in time so that people can celebrate Eid peacefully. In addition, an overall plan had been adopted for the smooth disposal of waste after the sacrifice.”
“A total of 256 places were fixed for slaughtering sacrificial animals in 54 wards under DNCC. Some 250 Imams and 250 butchers provided services for halal animal slaughtering in the areas on the occasion of Edi-ul-Azha,” he said.
Moreover, more than one lac yellow plastic bags were provided among the city dwellers in DNCC areas to bin their waste at designated places.
About successful completion of waste management, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Isalm said, “All the officials, staff members and cleaners worked relentlessly to remove the huge waste and clean the city. City dwellers have also become aware and responsible during this Eid.”
The mayor thanked all the DNCC ward councilors, officials, staff members and cleaners who were directly or indirectly involved in removal of sacrificial animal waste.