Disposal of garbage of Karachi on scientific basis discussed

KARACHI:Secretary Sindh Local Government, Housing and Town Planning Sindh Syed Najam Ahmad Shah presided over an important meeting regarding permanent disposal of garbage on scientific basis, here on Thursday.

Managing Directed Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) Zubair Channa was also present, said a statement.

Najam was informed that a strategy was being formulated to make the city clean on permanent basis and cleaning activities were being carried out underway under the SSWMB which include door to door garbage collection, introducing moving garbage vehicles and awareness campaign with the advice of experts.

Addressing the meeting, Najam said that with the growing population of Karachi, the production of household waste and other types of garbage on a daily basis was also increasing which needed to be addressed on an emergency basis. Najam said that the SSWMB under the Sindh Local Government department has an important role to play in cleaning of Karachi which would become more significant in the near future.

Najam directed the MD SSWMB to devise a comprehensive strategy to collect garbage from all the houses on a daily basis in all the areas while cleaning activities are being performed under the SSWMB.

He instructed that all field and ground staff shall perform their duties following COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), uninterrupted collection of garbage from garbage transfer stations and complete data and record keeping should be done after ensuring safe transfer of garbage to landfill site.

Zubair Channa while briefing the Secretary LG Sindh regarding the future preparations, said that selection of all contractors was being carried out under full merit and transparency and establishment of monitoring units at the level of each district would be implemented.

Najam while issuing special orders said that all the district officers of SSWMB should prepare their performance report on daily basis and ensure implementation of the mission of cleaning the city from garbage.

Najam said that efforts were being made to make all the districts of Karachi ideal in terms of cleanliness and sanitation which would be phased out in all the districts of the province gradually.

The Secretary LG Sindh vowed that under the guidance of Chief Minister and Local Government Minister Sindh, Karachi would be made a world class clean and well equipped city.