We commend the work done by both the city corporations in cleaning up the wastes of sacrificial animals in the capital within the shortest possible time. Both the city corporations pledged before Eid-ul-Azha that they would clean up the animal waste in the capital in 24 hours and they have successfully done so. Within 48 hours, the officials and workers of the city corporations cleaned up the waste of animals and kept the city stench-free.
While in previous years, most areas of the city would remain messy with animal waste and the air heavy with stench after Eid-ul-Azha, this year the scene was totally different. And the credit for this change goes to the two city corporations which took a number of effective steps to keep the city clean this Eid. Both the DSCC and DNCC cancelled Eid holidays of their employees to do the clean-up work properly. As many as 21,000 cleaners of the city corporations worked relentlessly to clear up the waste of the city. Some of the steps taken were allocating designated spots for slaughtering animals, opening a hotline number for informing cleaners to remove the waste of a particular area, distributing leaflets among people to raise awareness about keeping the city clean, etc. Besides, for the first time in Dhaka, the city authorities deployed water-spraying vehicles to wash away the debris.
Clearly, keeping the city clean during Eid-ul-Azha is a herculean task given the vast number of animals sacrificed during this time. But with sincere efforts and proper management, our city corporations have got the job done. They have set an example of efficiency for which they deserve our appreciation.