The KCC sources said over 800 workers have been deployed to remove the wastes of the sacrificial animals in the city till 8.05pm on the Eid day
Workers of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) cleaned the entire city within six hours after slaughtering the sacrificial animals on August 1, the Eid day.
The KCC sources said over 800 workers have been deployed to remove the wastes of the sacrificial animals in the city till 8.05pm on the Eid day.
The workers have started their cleanliness around 2pm on the Eid day and it was continued till 8pm on the day.
Comprising 31 wards, the KCC authorities have appointed several vigilance teams to supervise the drive and also opened a control room to conduct the operations.
Councilor, secretaries and conservancy supervisors of each ward have supervised these matters in their respective wards.
Besides, around 60 vehicles including 30 trucks, six container movers, vans and other modern equipment were deployed to remove the city street wastes, said Md Abdul Aziz, chief waste management officer of the conservancy department of the KCC.
KCC workers also sprayed 2,050 kgs of bleaching powder and 185 liters of savlon at the places of slaughtering of sacrificial animals in the city, he said.
He, however, said led by him the KCC conservancy officers Abdur Rakib, Shahidul Islam and Ziaur Rahman monitored the cleaning activities under the supervision of KCC chief executive officer (CEO) Palash Kanti Bala.
Besides, a shower of rain on the Eid day evening also helped to remove the bad smells of the animals' wastages.
Meanwhile, the city dwellers gave a little response to slaughter their sacrificial animals at the fixed slaughtering spots.
Earlier, the KCC authorities have fixed a total of 140 slaughtering spots at 31 wards and conducted a campaign among the city dwellers to ensure an environment friendly city during the Eid-ul-Azha.
Mayor of KCC Talukder Abdul Khaleque visited different areas of the city on Saturday to watch the cleanliness drives.
While talking to BSS, Khaleque said, "City dwellers have sacrificed around 6,805 sacrificial animals during the Eid-ul-Azha. It was a hard task to clean the city within six hours on the day, but the workers had done the job."
Terming over Taka 1.59 crore has earned as revenue from only cattle market of the KCC, the Mayor expressed his satisfaction over revenue collection as well as the cleanliness drive conducted by the KCC workers during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.