Karachi, Sindh: Sharjeel Memon – Sindh Information and Transport Minister, on Tuesday, expressed pleasure on the recent drive to do garbage management in Hyderabad. For collecting and fixing the Garbage in Sindh’s 2nd largest city of Hyderabad, the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government’s Solid Waste Board and a Turkish company Pak Altas started their operations with the latest machinery and renewed spirit of partnership for a clean and healthier country.
Earlier, the solid waste management operations were overseen by the city’s municipal corporation, and the task was formally handed over to the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) in a ceremony led by Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Hussain Shah and Jam Khan Shoro.
Minister Sharjeel Memon took to social media and added, “Sindh Solid Waste Management Board Formally started garbage collection from door to door in Hyderabad. Another great initiative by PPP’s Sindh government.”
He said solid waste management had long been the demand of people, and the current Sindh government is committed to ensuring that garbage is managed in a proper manner.
Sindh Solid Waste Management Board Formally started garbage collection from door to door in hyderabad. Another great initiative by PPP’s Sindh government. pic.twitter.com/dFyt2S5Fee
— Sharjeel Inam Memon (@sharjeelinam) October 25, 2022
“Small cars will go in congested streets, and do door-to-door collection of garbage,” Minister Sharjeel Memon added. He emphasized that the garbage collection from homes, and streets will be done in an organized manner and later dumped at a landfill site near Mulla Katiyar and Lunikot.
Turkish Embassy Attaché Eyyup Yildirim also participated in the event hosted on Tuesday.
Chief Executive Officer of Pak Altas- Eren Bulbul, said that every day, more than 1,000 tonnes of trash would be collected from various locations throughout the city and taken to a landfill. He said the drive would help in preserving the region’s beauty.
Located in the country’s south-eastern region, Sindh is the third-largest province in Pakistan and is on the path of development and growth. Sindh is home to a large portion of Pakistan’s industrial sector. It also contains two of the country’s busiest commercial seaports: Port Qasim and the Port of Karachi. Initially, over 1080 tonnes of garbage will be collected with the help of over 1,500 sanitation workers, 450 machinery and other equipment. Some other functions of the SSWMB include the following:
- Door-to-door collection of garbage & revamping of bin system
- Sweeping of roads, streets, lanes, footpaths, medians and open spaces
- Washing of important roads as and when required
- Lifting and transportation of MSW from dustbin sites & collection points to designated sites
- Establishment of a Complaint Management System
- Community Awareness Programme and its implementation
Notably, the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) was introduced by Minister Sharjeel Memon in August this year The SSWMB was due to be launched in September 2022, however it was launched earlier after the heavy rains caused massive garbage problems in the city. He monitored the situation of heavy rainfall and flooding and visited the most impacted areas providing assistance to the victims. Many people received tents, and cooked food among other necessities.