Wahab, MD SSWMB inspect cleaning activities



Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab along with Managing Director Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) Zubair Ahmad Chana Monday inspected the cleaning work in Liaquatabad area here.

It is pertinent to mention here that a special cleaning campaign is launched in the District Central from Liaquatabad zone here, said a statement. Garbage is being collected from back lanes during the campaign that will continue for a month.

Zubair Chana while giving a briefing to the Administrator Karachi said that during the campaign around 350 streets will be cleaned in a month and this work will be done free of charge and no money is being taken from the citizens in this regard. Resources are being provided by SSWMB, he added. He informed that in 10 to 15 days, door-to-door garbage collection will be started in Central district Liaquatabad zone and a private company will take over the arrangements for garbage collection.

He further said that today six streets of Liaquatabad No. 4, including the streets of UC 42, Roi Wali Gali, Al-Aqsa Masjid Gali, Ajmeri Masjid Gali, VIP Vali Gali, Sasawali Gali, Abdullah Estate Gali are about 200 tons of garbage has been picked up and shifted to the landfill site.

In this regard, the public is requested to cooperate as a responsible citizen by keeping the garbage in bags and keeping it in the designated place or putting it in  the garbage can and also avoid throwing the garbage in the open or in the drains.

Meanwhile, Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Monday said that the first Emergency Response Center has been started in Karachi which included 230 ambulances equipped with new modern facilities, staff with 14 beds, oxygen and other facilities.”Staff will be trained to deal with emergency situations in monsoons. Efforts are being made to establish emergency centers in hospitals across the city,” he said this after inaugurating the renovation and upgradation of Emergency Response Center 1122 at Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD).Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Rehabilitation Rasool Bakhsh Chandio, Municipal Commissioner Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Syed Afzal Zaidi, Senior Director Municipal Services Mazhar Khan and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.

The Administrator of Karachi said that an agreement has been reached between KMC and  Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), and now Emergency Response Center 1122 will also provide rescue services in case of fire.  By calling 1122, fire tenders can also be called for a quick response.

He said that the wireless network of the Emergency Response Center will also be improved by PDMA, 1122 will be connected to the medical, fire, and police emergencies so that in case of any kind of emergency, citizens can contact for help.Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that the emergency centers are being made more active, adding that the chief minister had approved the start of this service in 24 districts, which will provide this important facility to a large part of the province.

He said that so far 1038 people have died due to the rains, adding that KMC had established flood relief camps in three districts.He said that as a result of climate change there has been more rain than in the past which has affected the infrastructure and people have suffered a lot.”

Trained personnel should be available to deal with emergency in case of unprecedented rains, he added.He said that cooperation will be sought from PDMA, police 1122 and other organization that can help us deal with the emergency situation in the best way.

He said that this is our city and we have to provide all possible facilities to the people.

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