90pc wastes removed in DSCC: Sayeed Khokon

DHAKA, Aug 23, 2018 (BSS) – Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor
Sayeed Khokon today said 90 percent wastes of sacrificial animals were
removed in 24 hours in the city corporation area till 2pm today.

“We made a pledge to clean the city by removing wastes of sacrificial
animals . . . As per our commitment we have removed around 90 percent of
wastes,” he told a press conference at Nagar Bhaban here.

Earlier, both DSCC and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) started removing
animal wastes at 2pm on Wednesday as per prior announcement.

The mayor said the cleaning operation is still going on as Muslim devotees
would slaughter animals till Friday, as Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated for three
days every year.

He said they estimated that sacrificing of animals in DSCC would produce
20,000 tonnes of wastes. “We have already removed 15,000 tonnes of wastes so
far,” the mayor added.

Mayor Sayeed Khokon expressed his optimism that they will be successful in
removing 20,000 tonnes of waste to keep the city clean and check
environmental pollution.

DSCC Chief Executive Officer Khan Mohammed Bilal, Chief Waste Management
Officer Air Commodore Md. Shafiqul Alam, Chief Health Officer Brigadier Brig
Gen. (Dr.) Sheikh Salahuddin, civil society representative journalist and
columnist Syed Abul Maksud and Architect Mubasshar Hussein were present on
the occasion.