A meeting chaired by Sindh Minister for Local Government and Information, Nasir Hussain Shah and Minister for Energy Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh was held on Wednesday at the Sindh Energy Department to make the waste-to-energy project in Karachi operational as soon as possible.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Local Government Sindh Najam Shah, Secretary Energy Sindh Tariq Ali Shah, Head of Public Private Partnership Unit of Sindh Finance Department Khalid Sheikh, Managing Director Sindh Solid Waste Management Board Zubair Channa and other officials of Sindh Local Government Department and Sindh Energy Department.
It was informed in the meeting that about 8000 tons of solid waste is generated daily in Karachi which can generate up to 200 MW of electricity.In the meeting, the LG Minister and the Energy Minister said that the plan to generate electricity from waste is necessary because through this project the waste of Karachi city can be disposed in an environmentally-friendly manner. They said that work on the project of generating electricity from waste in Karachi should be expedited and the tariff of electricity generated from waste should be formulated under the Alternative Energy Policy.
On the occasion, Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh said that work should be done to implement the project to generate electricity from waste as soon as possible so that Sindh could be the first province to implement this eco-friendly project.
The meeting also directed that the project to generate electricity from waste should be extended to other cities of the province after Karachi so that in the light of the success of the project in Karachi, waste from other cities can also be used in an environmentally-friendly manner.
It was informed in the meeting that the landfill site is the most suitable site for the project to generate electricity from waste and some companies have also expressed keen interest in the project to generate electricity from waste.