Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said they will not allow setting up any cattle market ahead of Eid-ul-Azha on Dhaka South playgrounds.
"The playgrounds will be dedicated to sports only. Besides, those fields will be modernised so that the elderly citizens can use those for walking," he told a press conference at the Nagar Bhaban in the capital Thursday.
Mentioning that most of the playgrounds in Dhaka have been occupied illegally, Mayor Taposh said Dhaka South plans to have at least one playground at each ward.
A press conference was held centring the "Inter-Ward Sports Competition-1427". In the sports competition, 75 wards of Dhaka South will compete in football and cricket.
A total of 63 football and 64 cricket teams will take part in the competition. The football and cricket matches will take place on 13 playgrounds.
The first football match will kick off on 10 February while the first cricket match will take place on 16 February. The final rounds of both football and cricket will be held on 15 March.
After the press conference, Modhumoti Bank Limited handed over a Tk1 crore cheque to the mayor, while Orion Group handed over a Tk25 lakh cheque.