Well-coordinated sanitation system in city: Shahbaz
Posted on 11 months ago
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that a modern, organized and well-coordinated system of sanitation has been introduced in the provincial metropolis, with the collaboration to Turkish companies, due to which sanitation culture of the city is undergoing a positive change.
He said Lahore would be transformed into one the most beautiful cities of the world, whereas the same model would also be replicated in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Sialkot and other cities. He said Lahore will give a new look as a result of the latest system of sanitation and the citizens would be provided a pollution-free atmosphere.
He said projects are also under consideration to generate energy from the city's waste, for which landfill facilities are being constructed at Mahmood Booti and Lakhodair, near Ring Road. The Chief Minister directed that a comprehensive plan should be chalked out to observe a cleanliness week, after the month of Ramzan ul Mubarak besides launching a vigorous and effective campaign to apprise the citizens of the importance of cleanliness.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting at his Tent Office, Minar-e-Pakistan in regard to Solid Waste Management which was attended by Chairman Solid Waste Management Company, Kh. Ahmad Hasaan, Secretary Local Government, Commissioner and District Coordination Officer Lahore, Managing Director Solid Waste Management alongwith representatives of Turkish companies, Albayrak, Ozpak and Istak.
The MD Solid Waste Management briefed the participants about progress made towards implementation of modern system of sanitation in the city and landfill facilities. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Lahore has been given a new identity due to the latest system of sanitation which will go a long way in bringing about a positive change in the standard of living of citizens.
He directed that flexes and banners should be displayed on the roads and mosques which have been cleaned under the new system so that the civil society is motivated with regard to the need for maintaining cleanliness. He urged the Turkish companies to bring all their machinery and technology in the shortest possible time so that the old system of sanitation could be discarded.
He directed the administration to extend full cooperation to the Turkish companies in their plan to wash the mosques of the city with rose water during the holy month of Ramzan. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that a vigorous cleanliness week would be observed after the month of Ramzan to create public awareness in regard to sanitation through seminars, walks, declamations, symposium and lectures.
He directed that necessary plan should also be submitted to him regarding management of industrial, construction and hospital waste alongwith ensuring 100% attendance of workers, attached with the Turkish companies. Chief Minister further directed carrying out expeditious work on landfill facility project at Mahmood Booti and Lakhodair to generate energy from the city's waste, and the process of acquisition of land for this purpose should be completed in a transparent manner.
In his briefing, MD Solid Waste Management, Waseem Ajmal Ch, informed that 103 vehicles of Albayrak Company, whereas 100 vehicles of Ozpak Company are operating in the provincial metropolis whereas more vehicles would soon arrive in the city.
He said special shopping bags are being distributed among citizens for collection of domestic waste and mohallah sanitation plan has been handed over to the Turkish companies, which is being implemented.
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