Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) have done a commendable job this Eid as per their promise to clean up animal waste after Eid-ul-Adha within 24 hours. We appreciate the prompt execution of the clean up that took place this year.
DNCC removed 13,234 tonnes of wastes and DSCC workers have cleaned 16,000 metric tonnes of wastes on the day of Eid-ul-Adha. As per their promise to carry out the clean up drives within 24 hours, both city corporations have done an excellent job.
Every year lack of waste management after the sacrifice of cattle is the biggest problem during Eid-ul-Adha. The whole town is drowned in blood and animal guts afterwards, with the roads littered with unwanted animal waste.
As per their promise to carry out
the clean up drives within 24 hours,
both city corporations have
done an excellent job
However, unlike previous years, the animal wastes were not left on roadsides. As a result, the stench and filth in the capital was kept to a minimum. The general public also did their part by using the fixed spots for slaughtering of the sacrificial animals. This year the number of slaughtering of animals in the designated spots has increased compared to the previous year which also helped the cleanup process greatly.
At least 14,000 cleaners were on standby to clean the city’s garbage, especially sacrificial animal waste during and after the Eid festival. Many people sacrifice animals on the second or third day of Eid as well. The city corporations therefore carried out further cleanups on these two days in order to prevent waste matter from turning foul.
We hope both city corporations continue to carry out their work diligently in the future as well. With the end of Eid-ul-Adha authorities must now shift their focus in eliminating dengue from the country. The disease is still continuing to prove fatal as more and more people are getting infected. Fighting dengue must be made a top priority for all.