A contract was successfully reached with a Chinese company to clean Karachi’s two districts, Malir and West, it was learnt on Saturday. The Chinese firm would pick and manage solid waste in two more districts of the city with the aid of more than 200 machines.
The ceremony of the contract finalization was held in the office of Sindh local bodies minister Jam Khan Shoro.
The contract was signed by Sindh Solid Waste Management Board Director A D Sanjani, Chairman Malir district Jan M Baloch and Administrator West district GhulamFareed. According to the contract, the waste would be picked up from the districts on a daily basis.
Following an agreement signed between a Chinese company and Sindh Solid Waste Management last year, equipment, electrical sweeping machine, dumpsters and heavy machinery reached Karachi through a Chinese Port.
The agreement included three districts, Korangi, East and South in the first phase. Costing a total $9.65 million per year for district East since it produces around 322,357 tons of garbage daily, the contract for district South was estimated to cost $14.254 million, which generates 491,590 tons of solid waste.
The seven-year contract included collecting garbage from houses to dumping it at landfill sites, as well as sweeping streets.