Hundred percent cleaning of sacrificial animal waste from Eid-ul-Azha was completed by noon on Thursday, Dhaka North City Corporation's (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam said.
"It was possible to remove the sacrificial animal waste from the entire DNCC area in such a short time because of the sincere cooperation of all stakeholders, including the local councilors," he said.
The Mayor said that a total of 11,508 workers were engaged in the cleaning work across 54 wards of the 10 regions of DNCC under the special cleaning programme. "A control room was set up in Nagar Bhaban of Gulshan for the same."
The DNCC Mayor said that in addition to the control room numbers, information about sacrificial animal waste was obtained via the "Shobar Dhaka" mobile app.
"Some 6,50,000 waste bags, 50 metric tons of bleaching powder and 1,005 cans of Savlon were distributed among the city dwellers timely so as not to create an unhealthy environment anywhere in the city," he added.
The Mayor also said that Aedes mosquitoes should be prevented from breeding by keeping everyone's homes and surroundings clean "so that no one dies of dengue or chikungunya during the pandemic".
Moreover, the DNCC Mayor expressed his firm conviction to build a healthy, vibrant and modern Dhaka through the efforts of all.