Clean village programme on the cards

20,000 metric tonnes of solid waste expected to be collected under this system


APP November 03, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: The clean village programme is being launched to ensure cleanliness of rural areas at par with urban areas of Punjab.

Punjab Local Government and Rural Development Minister Manshaullah Butt said this during his visit to Urban Sector Planning and Services Management Unit Shaheen Complex on Thursday.

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He said that Punjab chief minister had declared cleanliness as a priority of the government and he wanted to provide clean environment and equal facilities for the village population.

The minister said that the solid waste collection system will be launched in in all 3,281 union councils of nine divisions of the province.

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He said that 20,000 sanitary workers will collect the waste by using 4,400 waste containers and 400 trucks. He said that 46 dumping sites will be used for this purpose.

He said that 20,000 metric tonnes of solid waste was expected to be collected under this system.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 3rd, 2017.

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