A modern slaughterhouse is going to be set up in Rajshahi City aimed at ensuring the supply of safe meat side by side with hygienic management of slaughterhouse wastes.
The Department of Livestock Services (DLS) under its 'Livestock and Dairy Development Project (LDDP)' will establish the house with an estimated cost of around Tk 830 million within a shortest possible time.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) and LDDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday to establish a metro category slaughterhouse at Talaimary area, reports BSS.
RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and LDDP Director Abdur Rahim signed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at the mayor's city bhaban office.
RCC Chief Executive Officer Dr Sharif Uddin, Chief Engineer Nur Islam and Chief Conservancy Officer Shaikh Mamun and LDDP Chief Technical Coordinator were present on the occasion.
Dr Golam Rabbani 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 have 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 as soon as possible.
He also illustrated the salient features of the house along with its implementation and operational process.
Upon successful implementation of the project, on 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.