Lahore, January 12, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at his office on Monday to review cleanliness arrangements of the provincial metropolis. The meeting also deliberated over the selection of new contractors for removing garbage. The LWMC chairman and managing director informed that 20 thousand ton solid waste has been disposed of while the remaining five thousand ton garbage will be removed soon. An interim cleanliness plan has also been devised till the selection of the new contractors, they added.
The CM directed that best cleanliness arrangements be ensured adding that he found an unsatisfactory cleanliness situation during a round of the city. The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) and the administration should hold a daily meeting to continuously monitor the implementation of the cleanliness plan, he directed. No stone should be left unturned to immediately remove five thousand ton garbage from the city and zero-waste operation should be ensured as no leniency will be tolerated, he stressed. Usman Buzdar maintained the historic city of Lahore is the heart of Pakistan and midnight oil should be burnt for its cleanliness so that the citizens may not face any difficulty.
Provision of a neat and clean atmosphere to the citizens is the responsibility of the government and the LWMC board should take a final decision about the new cleanliness system, he further directed. The provincial government will extend full support to the board as enough delay has occurred and there is no room for any further procrastination. Similarly, modern technology should be used for dealing with landfill sites issues, he added. Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, secretaries of local govt. and information and culture departments, Commissioner and DC Lahore and others attended the meeting.
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