DSCC finds 10-ft waste deposit at Panthapath canal

Staff Correspondent

7 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Waste Management Department of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Wednesday found 5-10 feet layers of waste in the different outlets of Panthapath box culvert in the capital, said a press release.

During their cleanliness drive, they also found that Segunbagicha box culvert has been blocked by non-biodegradable waste. DSCC collected the waste manually as it could not be collected with machines.

Mindless dumping of waste into water-bodies blocks the water flow of city canals and other natural drainage system. It is the main reason of water logging in the capital.

DSCC chief waste management officer Badrul Amin said, “We have found 5-10 feet layer of biodegradable waste while cleaning Panthapath box culvert. The waste layer makes our job difficult.”  DSCC chief executive officer ABM Amin Ullah Nuri said that they are getting different kind of waste during the drive and they have to collect in different techniques.

In the third and fourth day of the cleanliness drive, 125 tonne of wastes were collected from Panthakunja and Rasel Square outlets of Panthapath box culvert.

Besides, DSCC continued the cleanliness and boundary demarcation activities at Shaympur, Zirani, Munda and Kalungar canals to restore water flow in the canals.