Water and Sanitation Services Company Abbottabad (WSSCA) on Monday inaugurated its newly constructed Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Salhad dumping site with financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and sponsored by Oxfam Pakistan. After the construction of the MRF and compost plant, waste from Kunj Ward 11 and adjacent areas will be disposed of on a scientific basis.
After the success of this project, the same model will be replicated on a larger scale in other parts of Abbottabad. Deputy Commissioner Abbottabad Tariq Salam Marwat while speaking on the occasion said that running the MRF would be “no less than a challenge” for WSSCA, but looking at the performance, it seems possible that they would be able to run the facility in the best possible way.
He assured said that district administration and WSSCA officers will visit and inspect the plant from time to time for monitoring. On the occasion, Chairman Board of Directors WSSCA Major (R) Zulfiqar Ahmed appreciated Oxfam Pakistan for the timely completion of this important project and strongly reiterated the operation of the MRF plant. Chief Executive Officer WSSCA Engineer Rehan Yusuf thanked Oxfam Pakistan for playing a role in improving the municipal services provided to the citizens and assured them of properly utilising all the resources provided by Oxfam.
Project Officer Oxfam Farah Manoor briefed the participants about the three components of the entire project and thanked all the stakeholders for their excellent support and guidance. At the end of the ceremony, CEO Rehan and the project officer Oxfam signed a memorandum of understanding and all project documents and other related items were handed over to WSSCA.
Earlier, Deputy Manager Solid, Waste Management Engineer Javed Abbasi gave a detailed briefing regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of the plant to the participants during the inauguration ceremony. Member Board of Directors WSSCA Khalid Khan Saduzai, Project Manager Oxfam Farah Manwar and representatives of Umar Asghar Khan Foundation were also present in the opening ceremony.