Alternative cattle markets for upcoming Eid festival

DHAKA: Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has given approval 13 highest bidders to set up 13 alternative cattle markets in the city before Eid-ul-Azha, assumed to be celebrated on November 7 subjecting to moon sighting.

Cattle markets for upcoming Eid festival

DCC Chief Estate Officer M Golam Rahman Miah told BSS on Saturday that technical evaluation committee has given approval 13 highest bidders out of 52 ones.

Miah said the decision would be placed as a resolution before DCC mayor for final approval.

He said the markets will open three days before the Eid-ul-Azha and continue until the Eid Day.

The Chief Estate Officer said the Hasil (service tax) of the cattle markets has been fixed at five percent of the cattle price. That is to say, customers will have to pay Taka 50 for every Taka 1,000.

He also said a number of vigilance and mobile teams would be deployed in and around the 13 cattle markets so nobody can set up cattle markets on roads infringing rules.

Referring to a High Court directive, Miah further said nobody would be allowed to set up cattle markets outside allocated compound and extend market place.

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