The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) convened a special meeting regarding stakeholders’ engagement for the development of a long-term plan of solid waste management as per directives of the Punjab Chief Minister.
During the meeting, a committee was constituted for the development of a long-term plan and formulating a sustainable way forward on public reform.
The meeting was chaired by LWMC Chairman Malik Amjad Ali Noon while the LWMC CEO; the LDA DG; Director SWM (MCL); Head SMU CM, DG PHA, MD Wasa, DG EPA, Additional Finance Secretary (LGF), Additional Secretary Development (LG& CD), ADCF, CEO Urban Unit followed by the other stakeholders attended the meeting. As per the directives of the Punjab CM affordable and quality, cleanliness arrangements will be made in the city. All stakeholders have given valuable feedback and suggestions on future plans.
The clean and green vision of the government will be ensured with the cooperation of all Government Departments. Keeping in view the feedback and suggestions of the stakeholders a new affordable and sustainable plan will be formulated and presented in the next meeting which will be held after two weeks. To ensure the sustainability of the new plan area wise sanitation fees will be charged. After the testimony of the stakeholders, the plan will be further presented to the Board of Directors.
The department will ensure a cost-effective system for the cleanliness of Lahore. The long term plan will be made in Pakistan rupees instead of dollars. CEO LWMC stated that the department is working day and night to ensure the best possible cleanliness arrangements under a self-sustainable model.
The long-term cleanliness plan will be more affordable, sustainable, inclusive and dynamic. He added that the waste will be taken as resource. Spokesperson LWMC said that the citizens are also requested to cooperate with the department in maintaining cleanliness in the city.
He added that the citizens can dial LWMC helpline 1139 for registering their waste-related complaints.