The amount of open waste in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has been reduced to 30 per cent from 90 per cent in the last two years, said DSCC mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday, reports UNB.

"Earlier in Dhaka city, 90 per cent of the waste was found in scattered in places. Now it has been reduced to just 30 per cent,” the mayor said while talking to reporters after inaugurating the Secondary Transfer Station in the city’s Khilgaon area.

Besides, the work is underway to construct the remaining Secondary Transfer Stations (STS) to ease waste collection, he added.

DSCC constructed 35 STS in the last two years, said Taposh.

The mayor also wished prime minister Sheikh Hasina a long and healthy life on 76th birthday.

Sheikh Fazle Noor said, “Bangladesh has come a long way today, we wish that we can build a better Bangladesh holding the hands of PM Hasina."