Peshawar to get modern garbage recycling plant
The district government and Waste Management of Pakistan on Thursday signed an agreement for recycling of garbage from all the municipal towns, Hayatabad and Cantonment areas on scientific lines.
The agreement was signed at the office of Senior Minister Bashir Ahmad Bilour. District Nazim Haji Mohammad Umar and the company representatives inked the agreement in the presence of Senior Minister Bashir Bilour, Deputy Commissioner Sahibzada Mohammad Anees, Director Coordination Rehmat Kabeer, DG Local Government Abdul Jalil and PDA Director Development Engineer Aminuddin Khan.
Under the project, the company will install a modern garbage recycling plant at Peshawar costing Rs7.5 million euros (Rs1.5 billion) wherein 100 percent investment was insured by the company
Twelve new trucks and other equipment will also be provided to the four TMAs of Peshawar. The district government will provide 100 acres of land to the company at Dheri Baghbanan on 21 years lease. The project will help prevent the spread of diseases and environment pollution due to dumping of the waste and garbage of the city in the open while the waste will be converted into useful material after recycling besides creating 200 new job opportunities. The company will purchase the garbage of all the four towns of Peshawar, Hayatabad and Cantonment to the tune of 1000 tons daily at the rate of Rs100 per ton.
Bashir Bilour expressed the hope that the project of the cleanliness, beautification and environmental improvement of the provincial capital would contribute to socioeconomic development and investment activities. He said Peshawar would regain its past glory as the gateway of industrial and trade activities to Central Asian states after restoration of peace in the province and adjoining Afghanistan.