Staff Correspondent:Days ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, sale of sacrificial animals began in Dhaka’s makeshift cattle markets yesterday and it will continue till July 21, amid enforcing health guidelines.
A total of 18 cattle markets — eight makeshift including Gabtoli cattle market in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) area and another 10 including Sarulia cattle market in the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) area — have been set up in the capital.
To check the spread of coronavirus, the government has launched online platform throughout the country for selling sacrificial animals through the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry.
DSCC’s makeshift cattle markets are located at open fields adjacent to Institute of Leather Technology at Hazaribagh and Postogola crematorium, Meradia bazar, Dolaikhal truck terminal, Aftabnagar (Eastern Housing) Block-E, F, G, H, Section-1 and Section-2, DSCC market at Golapbagh, Uttar Shahjahanpur, Khilgaon railgate area, Donia College area, Dhupkhola east and Club area and Rahmatganj Club area in Lalbagh.
DNCC’s nine cattle markets are located at Eastern Housing (Aftabnagar) Block-E at Badda, Section-3, Kawla Shialdanga, Eastern Housing section-6 Mirpur ward -6, Uttarkhan Moinartek Shahid Nagar Housing (residential) project area, Brindaban to BGMEA open space at Uttara sector -17, Bhatara (Sayeednagar), Rajdhani Housing at Basila in Mohammadpur, Shawpnadhara housing and Basila Garden City and Jamuna Housing Company area.
Regarding enforcement of tighter health guidelines, Rasel Sabrin, Chief Estate Officer of Dhaka South City Corporation, said all out preparations have been taken to ensure coronavirus health guidelines in the cattle markets.
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