Solid waste management projects to be set up in 20 cities

Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has said that projects of solid waste management will be started in 20 main cities of Punjab in which transparent and comprehensive process would be ensured.

He expressed this while meeting to Chinese delegation here at 90 The Mall Office in which detailed discussion was held on Lahore Sanitation and other projects related to Local Government Department. Abdul Aleem Khan assured the delegation that present government would extend maximum cooperation with the Chinese experts in solid waste management as we are already facing big difficulties in many cities of the province.

He told that unfortunately the old and rejected method of land filling was in practice which would be now replaced with new innovation of making energy and other products with the waste. He said that maximum projects with foreign companies would be initiated on BOT basis so that the national exchequer could be saved.

Abdul Aleem Khan said that Chinese companies would also be saving big amount by working with the present government in transparent manner as there would be no under the table deal and every step would be taken as per rules and regulations and it would be a win win situation for them.

He said that Punjab Government would be looking for good and quality work with effective services so that masses can get relief in real sense.

Participants of Chinese delegation of Shandong Manguo Kangjie Sanitation Group gave a detailed presentation to the Senior Minister Punjab and told that they have 120 sub companies having vast network of 600 projects in 25 provinces of China while annually 700 million Yuan of sanitation assets and annual sales income of 900 million Yuan is also on their credit with 7,000 sets of mechanical equipment and 80,000 employees.

International Department Secretary Ms. Yu Xiaofei, Ms. Wang Feifan and their Pakistani counterparts Mr. Shahzad Iqbal and Ms. Ayesha Mahmood apprised the meeting about their work being done in Karachi and determination in working with professional capabilities in competitive atmosphere with lesser charges. Chairman P&D and Secretary Local Government also assisted the meeting and assured full cooperation from the Punjab Government in upcoming projects.