RAJSHAHI, March 26, 2023 (BSS) - Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) opened two more newly constructed Secondary Transfer Stations (STS) Saturday afternoon taking the number to t2 in the city.
RCC Mayor and Presidium Member of Bangladesh Awami League AHM Khairuzzaman Liton inaugurated the Sapura and Pabapara STS as the chief guest saying the stations were constructed at a cost of around Taka 1.10 crore.
RCC Panel Mayor Shariful Islam Babu, Ward Councilors Towhidul Haque Sumon, Abdus Sobhan, Belal Ahmed and Shahadat Ali, Chief Conservatory Officer Sheikh Mamun and Executive Engineer Subrata Kumar Saqrker were present during the inauguration ceremony.
Mayor Liton said they have a plan to construct 30 STSs in the city in phases for removing and managing the household wastes and garbage in a modern and hygienic way.
He asked all officials and staff of the corporation concerned to render their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to make the effort of making the city neat and clean.
Liton also urged the city dwellers to avoid dumping solid wastes into drains, open spaces and water bodies as it causes environmental pollution and creates health hazards.
"We are committed to build the city green, clean and eco-friendly within the shortest possible time as per the demand of the city residents," he said.
Liton added that the officials and employees who will be adjudged as good workers will be honoured and awarded to inspire others.
He called upon all staff to motivate the people against dumping household wastes besides the roads and other public places.
Chief Conservancy Officer Sheikh Mamun told the meeting that RCC has 1,073 waste management manpower, who are provided with eight tractors, 16 lorries, two hydraulic trucks and 182 rickshaw-vans to collect wastes from households.