The Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) on Thursday observed “Salam Sanitation Day” to acknowledge the services of its sanitary workers.
RWMC Managing Director Awais Manzoor Tarar said the sanitary workers were always at the forefront in all emergency situations.
He said the day was observed to present glowing tributes to the professional dedication and valuable services of sanitary workers.
The MD called upon the citizens to honour sanitary staff diligently by cooperating with them. He said the aim of observing the day was to highlight the important role of sanitary workers who were always foregoing their own leave for private engagements while performing their duties even on public holidays.
“Now, as responsible citizens, it is incumbent on us to keep our surrounding areas neat and clean by presenting them flowers on this day,” he added.
Appreciating the professional dedication and commitment demonstrated by the sanitary workers in removing solid waste from the city, he said the RWMC was perceived as "a role model institution at the national and international level".
The sanitary and other operational staffers of the RWMC were presented flowers on the occasion.
RWMC Chairman Col (R) Ajmal Sabir Raja said they will further improve the sanitation system of Rawalpindi and its tehsils as the prime minister's “Clean and Green Pakistan” vision was their top priority.
He was addressing a meeting at the RWMC Office during which a detailed presentation on the working and performance of the company was given to the RWMC managing director.
The meeting was told that about 950 tons of garbage is disposed of from Rawalpindi and its tehsils, namely Muree, Taxila, Gujjar Khan, Kahutta and Kallarsyedan, on a daily basis.
It was informed that during three days of Eid-ul-Adha, 9,000 ton of entrails were disposed of, about 4,000 sanitary workers were responsible for cleaning the city in two shifts, workers also performed manual sweeping and mechanical sweeping besides disposing of containers on a daily basis.
“Our workers were responsible for cleaning metro bus stations, while during the pandemic, a large-scale disinfection campaign across the city was launched in which different areas were washed with chlorine water,” an official said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2021.
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