Both Dhaka North and South City Corporations are confident that waste after the Eid-Ul-Azha customs will be cleaned within 24 hours. Over 21 thousand workers and volunteers will actively be working in cleaning the city.
According to DSCC’s Chief Waste Management Officer, Badrul Amin, the south sector of Dhaka is likely to see a heap of 5000 tonnes of waste after the Eid-Ul-Azha celebrations.
He told Bangladesh Post that there are more than 300 heavy duty vehicles at the disposal to work on managing the waste as soon as possible.
“More than 10,000 workers will be on the field during the management process of the city along with 300 other volunteers. Councillors will also have to hit the ground to get the job done”, he said.
DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said that 11,000 workers will remain on the ground to remove the waste within 24 hours of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.
Both the South and North City Corporation authorities have urged city-dwellers to try to carry out the Eid rituals in a way that causes minimum waste and inconvenience to others. Alongside, they encouraged the people to abide by the government instructions regarding hygiene and make sure they comply safety measures in this difficult period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last year, Dhaka produced over 26 thousand tonnes of waste after Eid-Ul-Azha. More than 27,000 workers had worked to free the city of waste within the three days of Eid.