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12:00 AM, August 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:45 AM, August 20, 2018

Animal Sacrifice for Eid-UL-Azha

370 designated venues in port city

Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has designated 370 venues for slaughtering sacrificial animals in the port city with the aim to efficiently dispose of the waste by afternoon.

The decision was made at a meeting held recently at CCC office.

Shafiqul Mannan Siddiqui, chief conservancy officer of CCC, told The Daily Star that 370 spots in 41 wards have been selected for slaughtering sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha.

The 41 wards have been divided into four zones and each zone will have a committee of four members to oversee the cleaning activities, he said.

CCC will engage at least 5000 workers for waste disposal, he said.

“Apart from this, at least 350 vehicles -- including payloaders and tractor wagons -- will be engaged in the cleaning process. Our work will begin from 9:00am and will end at 4:00pm,” Siddiqui said.

The designated venues will have tarpaulin to stave off rain. Sitting arrangements, supply of sufficient water and bleaching powder will be provided at the venues.

CCC has already handed out at least four lakh leaflets, put up 20,000 posters and 76,000 banners in a move to generate awareness among people to keep the environment clean during Eid.

CCC said the disposal of waste will continue for three days.

Soibal Das Suman, CCC councillor and also president of waste management committee of CCC, urged the city dwellers to come forward to support the city corporation's cleaning efforts.

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