ADP grant to be key for cleanliness system: MD SSWMB

KARACHI: Managing Director Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) Roshan Ali Sheikh on Saturday said the allocation of more than Rs3 billion by the Sindh government in Annual Development Program (ADP) would play central role in the system of cleanliness and lifting of garbage.

“National and international investors have expressed special interest in the project of electricity generation through waste in six GTS and advanced landfill sites in Karachi with an expenditure of Rs1.79b,” he said while addressing a meeting with national and foreigner delegations.

Secretary SSWMB Dr Meer Nusrat Penhwer, Executive Director Operations SSWMB Karachi AD Sajna, Director Media Management SSWMB Muahmmed Shabih Siddqui and other officers were also present on the occasion.

The MD SSWMB said after recycling of the waste, biogas, RDF fuel and electricity would be generated through modern plants.

He said the present and outdated solid waste management system would be converted into modern scientific and environmental friendly system. The city would be made appealing for national and foreign investors and they would be provided full guidance and help from the government.

He said transparency and quality was being given special attention in SSWMB system on the special directive of Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammed Siddiq Memon, who is also chairman of the board.

“People will notice pleasing change regarding cleanliness after all the projects would be completed and functional,” he said.