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LAHORE: The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has lifted 913,000 Tons of waste and disposed of in an environment friendly manner since January 2018 to till date.
Rehabilitation of Mehmood Booti (old dumpsite) is under process and as per the latest update LWMC in collaboration with PHA has planted more than 14500 trees which are well looked by the management.
Conversion of Mehmood Booti into park is first of its kind and will leave a fruitful impact on the environment. Lahore waste management company was nominated as executing agency by the government of Punjab for implementation of “Establishment of Hos-ital Waste Mana1ement S stem” in Lahore.
These views were expressed by Acting Managing Director LWMC Nusrat Tufail Gill while addressing a press conference about annual performance of 2017-18 at local hotel here on Tuesday. GM Operations Sohail Anwar Malik and Senior Manager Communication Ali Mahar also shared the performance report.
He said the HWM project is executed in which Incinerators Installed at Children’s Hospital are operationalized and approximately 2.5-3 tons of infectious hospital waste is being collected from the following hospitals and is incinerated.
Till date LWMC has incinerated more than 207 tons of infectious hospital waste. In order to make hospital waste management more efficient LWMC MIS department innovated mobile application Waste Eye by which transparency will be observed. Talking on the occasion GM Operations Sohail Anwar Malik stated that during Eid ul Fitr LWMC will make extra ordinary cleanliness arrangements, special cleanliness operation (Zero Waste) will be carried out on Chand Raat, special mechanical washing of major mosques, eid ghahs and roads, all workers will be present during 3 days of Eid.
He also briefed that LWMC is well prepared and well equipped before Monson; LWMC will carry desilting operation, establishment of emergency control room to cater complaints and ensure presence of workers on marked 146 choking points.
Senior Manager Communication Ali Mazhar expressed that during Ramzan social mobilizers performed survey in 30 Ramzan Bazar inking public review on sanitation services provided, according to the survey 89% citizens of Lahore are Satisfied from the cleanliness services of LWMC whereas 11% citizens of Lahore are of the view that there is a room to improve the cleanliness services of LWMC in the city. Further he also elaborated that LWMC has comprehensive community awareness plan during monsoon and on Eid ul Fitr.