Modern slaughterhouses are going to be set up in cities of Khulna and Rajshahi to ensure hygiene while slaughtering animals and supply safe meat to the consumers, reports BSS.
In Rajshahi, the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) under its ‘Livestock and Dairy Development Project (LDDP)’ will establish the house with an estimated cost of around Taka 83 crore within a shortest possible time.LDDP officials revealed this while sharing views on the issue with Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Liton at latter’s city bhaban office here yesterday evening, the RCC sources said on Saturday.
LDDP Director Kazi Washi Uddin apprised the mayor that the modern slaughterhouse will be installed in Chattogram, Rajshahi and Khulna city areas of the country with financial support of World Bank in the preliminary stage.
“We already selected a site of one acre of land in Talaimary area for the house in Rajshahi,” he said, adding that the implementation works will start after signing memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the issue by end of this current fiscal.
During his PowerPoint presentation, Dr Golam Rabbani, chief technical coordinator of the project, illustrated the salient feature of the house along with its implementation and operational process.
Upon successful implementation of the project, in one hand the environment can be protected from the pollution and on the other the citizens will get safe meat according to their requirement, he added.
In his remarks, Mayor Liton said time has come to strengthen the local government institutions and enable them to combat the spread of different types of diseases, particularly anthrax.Both government and non-government organisations should come forward to set up more modern slaughterhouses to protect the public health from various diseases including the zoonotic ones, he said.
If modern slaughterhouses are set up in urban and rural areas, many biogas plants could be established and the wastage of slaughterhouses could be managed properly and hygienically, the mayor added.
Deputy Project Director Engineer Partha Prodeep Sarker and RCC Chief
Executive Officer Shawgatul Alam and its Chief Engineer Ashraful Haque were present at the meeting.