LCCI lauds LWMC performance
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. --