LCCI lauds LWMC per­for­mance

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The La­hore Waste Man­age­ment Com­pany (LWMC) is per­form­ing its du­ties well in a city hav­ing pop­u­la­tion of over 10 mil­lion peo­ple with a staff of around 10,000 is a big task but LWMC is do­ing well.

This was stated by the Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of La­hore Waste Man­age­ment Com­pany Bi­lal Mustafa Syed while talk­ing to the LCCI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Al­mas Hy­der and Vice Pres­i­dent Nasir Saeed here at the La­hore Cham­ber of Com­merce & In­dus­try on Thurs­day in the pres­ence of LCCI Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Mem­bers Am­jad Ali Jawa, Mian Ab­dul Razzaq and Waqar Ahmed Mian.

MD LWMC said that ba­sic ob­jec­tive of the La­hore Waste Man­age­ment Com­pany is to trans­for­ma­tion of La­hore as one of the clean­est cities in the world by pro­vid­ing cus­tom­ized so­lu­tions in the con­sul­ta­tion with cit­i­zens and pri­vate part­ners to en­sure sus­tain­able, safe, clean and green en­vi­ron­ment. He said that lat­est equip­ment is be­ing used for garbage man­age­ment. He said that work on num­ber projects for waste man­age­ment is well on the way.

He said that an ef­fec­tive mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem and help line have also been es­tab­lished. He said that ev­ery­one should con­trib­ute for waste man­age­ment and cam­paign should be launched in this re­gard.

The LCCI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Al­mas Hy­der said that it was in­deed a good ini­tia­tive taken by gov- ern­ment to joint ven­ture with for­eign com­pa­nies to bring par­a­digm shift in the over­all ap­proach of your work­force. He said that the con­tracts signed with Turk­ish firms namely M/s Al-Ba­yark and M/s Oz­pak in 2011 to­tally changed the out­look of your com­pany.

Al­mas Hy­der said that with the ad­di­tion of sta­teof-the-art equip­ment, the ef­fi­ciency of LWMC was dras­ti­cally im­proved. The slo­gan - Clean La­hore - was un­com­pro­mis­ingly fol­lowed and the res­i­dents of La­hore wit­nessed un­prece­dented ef­fi­ciency of LWMC. He said that uni­formed staff, ap­pro­pri­ate change in duty sched­ules, ex­tra shifts on oc­ca­sions like Eid-ul-Adha, distribution of waste bags to in­hab­i­tants, ef­fi­cient col­lec­tion, trans­porta­tion and dis­posal of garbage etc. are some of the fea­tures of LWMC that are ex­em­plary. He said that we al­ways in­sist on shar­ing of knowl­edge and skills across the bor­ders and tar­get­ing best prac­tices to achieve in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­cepted stan­dards. The LCCI Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent said that the close in­ter­ac­tion be­tween lo­cal and for­eign com­pa­nies in your case has proved suc­cess­ful and we sug­gest that this model must be fol­lowed in other lo­cal and pro­vin­cial de­part­ments. He said it has been ob­served that over the pe­riod of time, the ef­fi­ciency graph of LWMC has not re­mained steady. He said that Such pro­cesses which are per­formed me­chan­i­cally are only done in lim­ited areas of city. We un­der­stand that there is lim­i­ta­tion of re­quired re­sources to cover all the union coun­cils of La­hore but there has to be some bal­ance among the posh and old areas of city.

He said that the hous­ing so­ci­eties seem to be given some pref­er­ence over such res­i­den­tial areas which are in and around the walled city. There is an ev­i­dent dif­fer­ence of pop­u­la­tion den­sity in these areas so this im­bal­ance has to be ad­dressed on pri­or­ity.

The LCCI Vice Pres­i­dent Nasir Saeed said that in the times of mon­soon, the scat­tered garbage in densely pop­u­lated areas slows down free flow of rain­wa­ter. It causes a lot of prob­lems to in­hab­i­tants but also hurts busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. He said that there are godowns and ware­houses in busy parts of city which re­main un­der high threats of be­ing dam­aged due to rain­wa­ter. Mostly, base­ments are uti­lized for such pur­poses and in case of emer­gency nothing can be done im­me­di­ately. --

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