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2024-06-16 06:42:55 BdST

10,000 sanitation workers to clean up sacrificial animal waste: DNCC Mayor

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Saturday said over 10,000 sanitation workers would be deployed this year to manage the cleanup of sacrificial animal waste within six hours.

“We have made comprehensive preparations to ensure that the sacrificial waste is removed within six hours. More than 10,000 sanitation workers will be mobilised. All DNCC councillors, officials, and I will be present on the ground,” he said.

The mayor was speaking during his inspection of the sacrificial animal market at Basila, Mohammadpur, in the capital on Saturday afternoon.

“A control room has been established for central monitoring and ward-based supervision teams have been formed. Additionally, a hotline number is available for the public to contact.”

He said, “The waste removal operations will officially begin at 2pm on Eid day, and are expected to be completed by 8pm. This year, we are taking full responsibility for the cleanup, eliminating the reliance on leaseholders.”

Atiqul also highlighted the advancements in market management, stating, “Buyers and sellers are enjoying secure transactions at the DNCC's smart cattle markets. This year, six markets have implemented digital transaction systems, allowing buyers to use credit cards, debit cards, and mobile banking instead of cash. Sellers can deposit their cattle sales proceeds directly into bank accounts at the market. Those without bank accounts can open one immediately.

“We have ensured all necessary arrangements for proper market management. A supervisory team, led by city corporation councillors, is monitoring the cattle markets. This team is also taking action if markets are set up to block main roads,” he added.

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