The government has fixed 2,954 venues in 11 city corporations of the country for slaughtering sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha, to facilitate fast and efficient disposal of blood and waste.
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain made the announcement at a meeting held at LGD conference room in Dhaka yesterday.
The authorities concerned of the 11 city corporations, including mayors, were present at the meeting on waste management during Eid-ul-Azha, scheduled to be celebrated on August 22.
A total of 620 spots have been fixed for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), 543 for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), 210 for Rajshahi city, 314 for Chittagong, 163 for Khulna, 135 for Barisal, 36 for Sylhet, 183 for Narayanganj, 190 for Comilla, 117 for Rangpur, and 443 for Gazipur, the minister said.
Khandker Mosharraf also urged people not to sacrifice animals at open spaces or in front of houses. “We hope people would sacrifice animals at the selected venues,” he said.
The minister said all the mayors should employ sufficient manpower to generate awareness among people to go to the designated places for sacrificing their animals.
Speaking at the programme, DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon said, “We have been campaigning for three years to encourage people to sacrifice their animals at the designated places but did not get good response.” Campaigns have already started this year like before, he added.
Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy said that more facilities like ensuring water at the designated places are needed to encourage people.
According to the estimate of LGD, around 7,46,499 animals will be slaughtered during Eid-ul-Azha this year in 11 city corporations in the country, of which around 2,75,000 are in DSCC areas and 2,32,000 are in DNCC areas.