They give the authorities concerned 7 days to accede to their demands
Publish- February 09, 2021, 07:12 PM
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The Primary Waste Collection Service Providers (PWCSP) on Tuesday threatened to stop collecting household wastes if they are not given authority to provide certificates and attestation to the cleaners within seven days.
They also demanded to put an end to ‘waste tender’, terming it a “conspiracy” to snatch the earnings of 19,000 cleaners.
Already 10,000 cleaners in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) have lost their jobs after the DSCC floated the tender for waste collection.
This has hiked the waste management cost for the city dwellers from Tk 25 to Tk 100, she said, adding that in some cases councillors are charging Tk 300 to Tk 500 from the city dwellers.
During the crisis moment of Coronavirus pandemic, additional burden is imposed on the city dwellers while many cleaners are losing their jobs because of this waste management tender system, she claimed.
“People have to submit documents of TIN, VAT and Tax for tender registration. How can the cleaners manage such documents?” she asked.