Special reward for clearing waste fastest on Eid day: DNCC mayor
Waste management will be prioritised on Eid day in Dhaka North City Corporation and there will be "a special reward" for the ward that can complete clearing up waste first, said DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam yesterday while visiting a cattle market in Uttara.
He also reiterated that waste disposal in the city corporation will be done by 10:00pm on Eid day.
Mayor Atiqul urged everyone to cooperate in ensuring that the waste-related work is done within the designated eight hours. He also distributed leaflets among cattle traders about cleanliness during Eid-ul-Azha.
"Nearly 11,000 DNCC workers will be involved in the process. Poly bags, bleaching powder, and shovels have been distributed through ward councillors," he added.
He also said that dung from cattle markets would be collected and used as fertiliser for trees under DNCC's tree plantation programmes.
"DNCC has taken up extensive tree plantation initiatives. This year we are collecting dung from the cattle markets," said Mayor Atiqul.
"The collection process has already begun. We will use them as organic fertiliser," he added.