21,000 cleaners start removing waste from 2pm

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DHAKA, Aug 22, 2018 (BSS) – As many as 21,000 cleaners of the Dhaka south
and north city corporations have been kept ready to start removing waste of
sacrificial animals from 2pm today, officials said.

The city corporations have jointly introduced hotline 09611000999 aimed at
cleaning waste of sacrificial animals within 24 hours.

The hotline is mainly introduced to ease public sufferings and facilitate
complaints of waste management and cleanliness during the vacation of Eid-ul-
Azha.

Authorities of the city corporations urged the city dwellers to give
suggestions or lodge complaints to the city corporations over the hotline
regarding waste management.

Both the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City
Corporation (DNCC) have cancelled Eid holidays of their employees to clean
waste of sacrificial animals at the quickest possible time.

Around 30 tonnes of waste will be generated as five lakh cattle will be
slaughtered in the city corporations on the occasion. As many as around
21,000 cleaners of both the city corporations will be engaged in cleaning the
waste. The city corporations have a plan of distributing 1.75 lakh bags among
the city dwellers ahead of the Eid.

For ensuring better waste management, the city corporations have designated
1,054 spots for slaughtering the sacrificial animals, said additional waste
management officials of the DSCC and DNCC Khandoker Milladul Islam and Abul
Hasnat Mohammad Ashraful Islam.

They requested the city dwellers to slaughter animals in the designated
places.

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