RANGPUR, July 23, 2020 (BSS) – The Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) has fixed 117 spots for slaughtering sacrificial animals in the city and taken steps for quicker disposal of animal wastes within 24 hours during the Eid-ul-Azha festivity.
Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa said this today in a press conference on ‘Slaughtering of sacrificial animals at fixed places during the Eid-ul-Azha’ held at the Nagar Bhaban in the city.
Chief Executive Officer of RpCC Ruhul Amin Miah presided over the event arranged maintaining physical distance in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with participation of local journalists.
Chief Health Officer of RpCC Dr. Kamruzzaman Ibne Taz and its Chairman of Waste Management Committee and City Councilor Mahbubar Rahman Manju also spoke.
Mostafa said 117 spots have been fixed in all 33 wards of the city for slaughtering sacrificial animals and keeping those places clean using bleaching powders by engaging adequate number of cleaners and quick removal of wastes this year.
He urged journalists to create civic awareness on the importance of hygienic management of animal wastes to maintain cleanliness and minimize health hazards with associated risks and prevent community transmission of COVID-19 while sacrificing animals.
“We will put 25 trucks and 120 trolleys and rickshaw vans in service and anyone can contact at our numbers 01718543157, 01727898190, 01723807344, 01733390150, 01714566383 to get assistance for quicker removal of animal wastes,” he added.
Mostafa stressed on maintaining health directives in sacrificial animal markets and ensuring faster disposal of sacrificial animal wastes in a hygienic way to keep the city clean, prevent COVID-19 spread and environmental contamination.