Project initiated to generate gas from disposed waste: Board MD

NAWABSHAH: Managing Director Sindh Waste Management Board, Roshan Ali Shaikh, has said that the provincial government has initiated a project for proper disposal of waste being collected from the cities and generating gas from it.

The project will be implemented in Karachi, Hyderabad and Nawabshah in first phase. It was expected that work would start in September at Nawabshah under this project.

He was briefing a meeting regarding project of disposal of waste and generating gas from it, held here on Friday under the chair of Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamal Mustafa Syed.

The meeting was also attended by deputy commissioner, Shaheed Benazirabad, Tahir Hussain Sangi, officials of public health engineering and town municipal administration.

Roshan Shaikh said this project would not only help beautify the major cities of the province by proper disposal of waste materials and improving sanitation conditions but would also assist in efforts of the government to utilise environment- friendly options for energy generation.

He said the organisation to run the project would be from private sector and services of municipal committee employees would be assigned to it on deputation basis that would get 25 percent additional pay, he added.

Under the project, the sanitation staff would collect the garbage from door to door and then shift it to a specific place out of the city in special vehicles, he informed while elaborating that around 150s ton waste was being collected daily from Nawabshah but that was not properly disposed off and due to its incineration sinus disease were spreading in the city.

The Commissioner said that under the project roads and streets of the city would be improved along with use of modern machinery and beautification of chowks, hospital and the industrial waste would also be disposed off while municipal committee would also be provided additional vehicles, machinery and dust bins.

Later, the team visited the proposed site of the project and also inspected the existing machinery and vehicle at the municipal committee.