Final points of waste to energy policy 2021 okayed

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The final points of Sindh Waste to Energy Policy 2021 were decided in a meeting held at the office of Energy Department on Tuesday.

The meeting was chaired by Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh. Secretary Local Government Sindh Najam Shah, Secretary Energy Sindh Abu Bakar Ahmed, Managing Director Sindh Solid Waste Management Board Zubair Channa and other officers were present in the meeting.

It was informed in the meeting that more than 10,000 tons of waste is being generating in Karachi daily and about 200 megawatts of electricity can be generated from this waste.

The meeting was informed that the power obtained from Jam Chakro could be easily given to the distribution company which is also nearby grid station.

The meeting was informed that there are two landfill sites for wastage disposal, one is Jam Chakra of 500 acres and the other is Gond Pass of 450 acres. It was informed that garbage of Karachi is being disposed of at Jam Chakro these days.

It was informed in the meeting that some reputable companies have approached for generating electricity and gas from waste in Jam Chakro and initially, the companies have expressed keen interest to generate 150 MW of electricity from waste.

The Sindh energy minister said that the main objective of the government was to clean up Karachi’s waste and use it for energy generation, whic was a very reasonable practice.

“By generating electricity from waste, we can increase the city’s electricity needs on the one hand while on the other hand, converting waste into transparent energy will help improve the environment,” he said.

Sheikh said that the final Waste to Energy Policy 2021 would be presented at the next meeting of the Sindh Cabinet.

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