Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has cancelled the proposed lease on three haats, (makeshift cattle markets) due to the surging Covid-19 infections in the city.
A haat proposed near Little Friends Club adjacent to Kamalapur Stadium, one in Amulia Model Town area and the last adjacent to Shampur Kadamtali Bus Stand.
Sacrificial animals could be bought and sold at the 10 temporary cattle markets under the DSCC area for 5 days including the day of Eid-ul-Azha.
Contracts were being finalised with the leaseholders of these 10 cattle markets on condition of maintaining proper hygiene in the markets.
The property department of DSCC issued a lease notice inviting tenders in three phases for 13 temporary cattle markets in the corporation area.
At the end of the first and second phases, 10 temporary cattle markets were selected for the lease.
Considering the Covid-19 situation, at the end of the third phase of the tender, it was decided not to lease any more places for the markets.