ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan Wednesday said the Capital Development Authority (CDA) was in process for signing of MOU with Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) for establishment of landfill site in district Rawalpindi for disposal of garbage.

During question hour in the Senate, the minister said that for the purpose, some 400 kanals would be allocated for permanent solution of garbage of the capital.

The Directorate of Sanitation, CDA was providing sanitation services in the municipal limits of Islamabad like Zone-I as the Zone consisted of residential sectors, commercial areas, etc., he added. He said the Sanitation Directorate has also extended its services for secondary collection of garbage from rural areas of Islamabad by using available resources.

The minister said the volume of solid waste generated within the municipal limits of Islamabad ranges between 550 to 600 metric tons per day. The waste generated was a mixed type of solid waste, he added. To resolve this long outstanding issue, the CDA has decided to dispose of the entire garbage at the Waste Containment Site located in Sector I-12, Islamabad. A site measuring 132 kanals in Sector H-16/3 has been allocated for a temporary sanitary landfill site.

Ali Muhammad said that the CDA was taking substantial steps for recycling the solid waste in Islamabad and one thousand garbage trolleys and two hundred skips have been placed in different areas for waste collection in the capital city.

 

He said currently fifteen hundred employees were working for cleanliness and over nine hundred persons would be recruited soon.

To another question, he said traffic police in Islamabad was taking strict measures against the violators and the safe city cameras were also active in this regard and e-challans are issued to violators.