18 Jun 2024, 18:58

KCC workers clean city within 8 hrs during Eid-ul-Azha

KHULNA, June 18, 2024 (BSS) - The Khulna City Corporation (KCC) workers have successfully cleaned the entire city within eight hours after slaughtering of sacrificial animals on June 17, Eid day.

The KCC sources said over 850 workers have been engaged to remove the wastes of the sacrificial animals in the city on the Eid day.

The workers started their cleanliness drive around 2pm on the Eid day which continued till 10pm (Eid night).

The KCC authorities have appointed several vigilance teams in 31 wards to inspect the drive and also opened a control room to conduct the operations.

Councilor, secretaries and conservancy supervisors of each ward have supervised the matters in their respective wards.

Besides, around 85 vehicles including 76 trucks, 6 container movers (garbage loaders), vans and others modern equipment were on the city streets to remove the wastes, said Chief Waste Management Officer of conservancy department of KCC Md. Anisur Rahman.

KCC workers sprayed around 4,050 kgs of bleaching powder and 400 liters savlon in the slaughtering spots in the city, he said.

Earlier, KCC authorities have fixed a total of 141 slaughtering spots at 31 wards and conducted a campaign among the city dwellers to ensure a congenial atmosphere in the city during Eid-ul-Azha.

Mayor of KCC Talukder Abdul Khaleque visited different areas of the city on Eid day to watch the cleanliness drive of the KCC workers.

While talking to BSS, Mayor Khaleque said, "City dwellers have sacrificed around 6,268 sacrificial animals during the Eid-ul-Azha this year.”

"Though it was hard task to clean the city within 8 hours, but the workers had done the job," he added.

Mentioning that KCC has earned around TK 2.26 crore as revenue from its cattle markets, the Mayor expressed his satisfaction over revenue collection as well as the cleanliness drive conducted by the KCC workers.