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Sylhet landfill to become pollution-free

fsdA Tk30 crore project is going to bring the landfill of Sylhet City Corporation under scientific waste management system as early as possible.

Consequently, people in the nearby areas would be relieved from foul stenches from the landfill.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the SCC are jointly implementing the project on 10-acre area at Lalmatia in Dakkhin Surma, which is used as the SCC landfill.

Sanitary and solid waste management expert Martin Feelgreen and other SCC officials on Wednesday and Thursday visited various areas of the city to establish a sanitary landfill, implemented under Urban Public and Environment Health Sector Development project

Sylhet City Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Enamul Habib said: “The ADB-financed project will eliminate pollution caused by the waste dumping ground. I hope its works will be ended by the mid 2016 starting from June or July this year.”

The project’s acting chief engineer Noor Azizur Rahman said its primary tasks including the design have already finished and a tender in this regard would be floated soon.

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) Sylhet Division Coordinator advocate Shah Shaheda Akter said the project would vastly contribute to lessen the pollution of the open dumping zone