As per the vision of the Punjab Government, the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has introduced a sustainable, integrated and affordable system to resolve the sanitation problems on a permanent basis.
In this regarding, a ceremony was held here to hand over 246 new vehicles to the LWMC management.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid and Secretary Local Government Noorul Amin Mengal attended the ceremony.
While talking to media, Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid stated that the LWMC took all possible steps to introduce self-sufficient model for the cleanliness of Lahore and worked for the wider interest of the citizens.
In this regard, the company made important decisions on an emergency basis and ensured the availability of all items while meeting the shortage of resources, including the procurement and delivery of the new vehicles.
The minister said that a total 940 vehicles would be procured for LWMC to ensure primary waste collection.
These vehicles include rickshaw trapper, tractor-loaders, chain arm roll, mini-dumpers, excavators, dumpers, mechanical washer, mechanical sweepers and compactors.
Dr Yasmin said that vehicles would be allocated at the level of each town and UC, adding that two mini-dumpers each will be deployed in each UC against 01 in the last regime. Our government is making the institution self-sufficient, not indebted. In the Walled City, new rickshaw trippers have been added to the fleet to ensure better sanitation.
She added that due to the emergency situation previously LWMC awarded the secondary waste collection contract for four months while in order to ensure the best sanitation arrangements in the city the management has made contract for a year.
On the occasion, Noorul Amin Mengal said that the department has utilized all possible resources to ensure the cleanliness in the city on a daily basis. With each passing day, the company continues to grow.
CEO LWMC Rafia Haider stated that the organization is working hard to provide best and timely cleaning facilities to the citizens.