24 cattle markets in capital during Eid-ul-Azha

Sun Online Desk

17th July, 2019 03:27:00 printer

24 cattle markets in capital during Eid-ul-Azha

A total of 24 permanent and makeshift markets of sacrificial animals would be set up in the capital ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

Of the markets, 10 will be built in Dhaka North City Corporation while 14 in Dhaka South City Corporation. 

The decision came from a view exchange meeting held at the Fisheries and Livestock Department on Wednesday.

Talking to reporters, Assistant Director of the department Dr ABM Khaleduzzaman said: "Of the 24 markets, one is permanent and 23 are makeshift markets. None will be allowed to set up any cattle market in the city out of these 24 fixed spots. And no cattle trader can use any adjacent roads to display their cattle."

"A total of 2,362 cattle markets will be set up across the country and 25 veterinary teams have been appointed to take care of the sacrificial animals," he added.

The market authorities are also asked to install CCTV cameras and fake note detectors in the markets. Besides, each market will contain a police control room and a security watchtower, he said. "Temporary ATM booths of different banks will also be set up in the markets."