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Karachi to Produce Electricity from Waste

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, presiding over the second meeting of the Provincial Coordination & Implementation Committee (PCIC) on Friday, decided to launch a waste-to-electricity project in Karachi for which necessary measures will be taken at the earliest.

The meeting was attended by provincial ministers Nasir Shah and Awais Qadir Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Humayun Aziz, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah, GOC Karachi Major General Aqeel, Chairman P&D Muhammad Waseem, PSCM Sajid jamal Abro, Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Shallwani, Commissioner Sohail Rajput, Transport Secretary Shariq Ahmed, Local Government Secretary Najam Shah, KWSB Managing Director Asadullah and others.

The matter of the lifting of garbage from Karachi came under discussion in the meeting during which it was pointed out that of the 15 garbage transfer stations, only six were operational. The meeting agreed on the revival or the reconstruction of six more garbage transfer stations.

The meeting was told that the landfill sites would be filled very soon; therefore, a power plant might be installed to consume waste being collected from the city. The power generation from the waste would not just burn the waste but also save the land of the landfill sites.

The meeting decided to work out a plan to generate power generation from the waste being collected from the city at the earliest. Firms interested in the project may be invited for the submission of their proposals.

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