90pc animal’s wastes removed: DSCC Mayor Khokon

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Dhaka, September 4: Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon yesterday said 90 percent wastes have been removed from the cattle markets and the slaughtering spots in the capital.“We made a pledge to clean the city within 24 hours on Eid day after sacrificing of animals…as per our commitment we have removed around 90 percent of wastes from both the North and South corporations,” he told a press conference at Nagar Bhaban.

“The cleaning operation is still going on as devotees would slaughter animals till today,” he said.

“Around five lakh cattle were slaughtered on Eid day,” he said, adding, “In DSCC area, we had estimated around 18 thousand tonnes of wastes …the cleaners have already removed 14 thousand tonnes of wastes by three thousand trips and rest of the wastes would be removed soon,” Khokon said.

This time, 12,000 cleaners have been working with 350 vehicles and other cleaning equipments from yesterday noon to clean the wastes, he added.

DSCC has selected 623 spots to sacrifice animals so that the corporation cleaners easily can reach there to remove the animal wastes, the mayor said and urged the devotees to sacrifice animals on the selected spots.

He also urged the DSCC dwellers to post pictures on social media – facebook or call on a hotline – 09611000999, if they found any wastes in their respective areas.