City’s waste collection: a case study

Waste management reform, performance and future strategies highlighted.

Our Correspondent May 21, 2013
"LWMC has greatly improved its capacity and produced satisfactory results with ISTAC’s technical assistance,” says Chaudhry. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has been selected as a success story, by ISTAC (the Municipality of Istanbul), to be presented as a case study at the Solid Waste, Water and Wastewater Management Conference 2013, to be held in Turkey from May 22 to 24.

The conference has been organised by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and ISTAC in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration, the union of municipality of Turkey and various international universities. Solid waste, water and wastewater issues will be discussed in scientific presentations, training courses, private sessions, exhibitions, technical tours and the world Mayors’ Meeting.

LWMC Managing Director Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry will give a presentation on reforms in solid waste management, LWMC’s performance and future strategies regarding the introduction of integrated waste management in Lahore. LWMC’s reports, information literature and documentaries will be shared with the participants of the conference at the ISTAC kiosk. The LWMC delegation will include Workshop Manager Malik Ghayas, Operations assistant managers Ahmad Hassan, Mohsin Saboor, Sajid Riaz and Fozia Mahmood. They will attend technical training courses, exhibitions and visit offices of the ISTAC, Albayrak and Ozpak.

The conference aims to provide stakeholders around the world a platform to encourage greater coordination and collaboration between local and regional authorities, waste management professionals, researchers and civic society representatives.

“LWMC’s selection as a case study is a source of pride for us. LWMC has greatly improved its capacity and produced satisfactory results with ISTAC’s technical assistance,” said Chaudhry.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2013.


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