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KARACHI: Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) Managing Director Zubair Chana has said that 2400 tons solid waste is being collected from Korangi: 850 tons from industrial area while 350 tons from collection points.

He expressed these views on the occasion of his visit to the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI). He said that out of 2105 industrial, residential and other users in Korangi, 1371 users are availing the services of Waste Management Board. While the most satisfied in terms of payment and garbage delivery are the Korangi Creek industrialists.

Zubair Chana said that 2,400tons of garbage are being collected from Korangi. He said 900 tons garbage is being dumped illegally on streets, which is creating problems for the institution. He said the KATI should help in identifying those throwing garbage of roads. He said that his organization has to bear additional expenses to remove this waste.

MD SSWMB said that more than 200 garbage cans have been prepared for the industrialists which are tagged according to modern methods.

He further said that by tagging all garbage collection vehicles and garbage bins, all the information about how many vehicles collected waste from which places and which garbage bins were collected at what time of the day collected.

He said that the industrialists should use the special waste bins which are specially prepared for garbage collection vehicles.

KATI President Faraz-ur-Rehman said that the role and performance of the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board is exemplary.

He termed MD Sindh Solid Waste Management Board Zubair Chana as a hero and benefactor of the city.

He said that cleanliness is now being seen in the megacity and garbage collection from Korangi industrial area is also being done rapidly.

He said that the credit for this performance goes to MD Zubair Chana.

President KATI said that the industrialists of Korangi used to dispose of waste through private contractors but will now they are availing the facility of SSWMB. KATI is also providing awareness to their members.

He appealed to the industrialists and residents of Karachi to strengthen SSWMB and keep their city and homes clean.

Zubair Chhaya, CEO of KITE Limited, said that people themselves are acknowledging the excellent performance of SSWMB management.

The agreement with SSWMB was signed in March and in such a short period a good number of industrialists have availed facilities from the institution.

Zubair Chhaya said that KATI will fully support the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board in identifying and taking action against those who throw 900 tons of waste in the Korangi Industrial Area.

He said that complaints have also been received from some industrialists that garbage is not being collected on time.

Chairman of the Standing Committee, former President Salim-uz-Zaman said that KATI is the first association that signed an agreement with Sindh Solid Waste Management, and prepared packages for the members through joint consultation.

He said that new members should not be sent bills for the collection of old dues on availing of the facility.

Salim-uz-Zaman said that work is going on to get the facility of Solid Waste Board for the remaining industries of Korangi Industrial Area.

Senior Vice President Nighat Awan, Former Presidents Salim-uz-Zaman, Masood Naqi, Danish Khan, Sheikh Fazal-e-Jalil, Syed Farrukh Mazhar and others were also present.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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