Modern waste treatment system in the capital still remained a fantasy

The fantasy about introducing the first-ever modern waste treatment system in the government capital despite everything stays unrealized.

The waste treatment system, guaranteed by Islamabad Mayor two or three years prior, was intended to guarantee the perfect and eco-friendly treatment of the waste. Delay is the project that is attributed to various factors like lack of finances and beaurocratic obstacles.

“Unlikely, the consensus among the major stakeholders couldn’t be created in the past which caused an unreasonable postponement in the execution of the project,” representative in the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) Sanitation Wing told while talking to the media person.

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He declared that the MCI had opened bids for the project however it was dropped because of the mediation of the Ministry of Climate Change.

He said that ministry had indicated several technical problems in the project and requested that the MCI check feasibility before starting the project. They raised questions on the scientific dumping site before the treatment system installation, he included.

He said that the authorities have hired an expert for feasibility studies and MCI would open a bid of  Rs300 million on April 30 to get the consultancy on the extension current strong waste treatment framework.

He said the expert was being employed to devise the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to smooth out the procedure of waste collection and its removal. The expert would chalk out a thorough arrangement that included financial model and waste collection protocols.

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The authority said the whole procedure would take a while. To an inquiry, he said the foundation of a permanent landfill site in the government capital was additionally part of this task for which a land close Sangjani had been chosen subsequent to complete an Environment Impact Assessment report of the territory. The EAI had been submitted to the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency to get the No Objection Certificate, he included.

At present, government capital shows a grim picture with regards to the treatment of huge amounts of trash. The specialists concerned despite everything depend on ancient techniques for strong waste assortment which poses a genuine threat to the ecosystem as well as to the wellbeing of the occupants of the government capital.

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Recently, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has set garbage cans of different sizes at the side of every road of Islamabad to gather the family trash, he stated, naming the strategy as an obsolete in the present time.

“These waste cans without a cover can undoubtedly be viewed as flooding in each road of Islamabad. Essentially, the foundation of permanent dumping site had additionally stayed a gigantic task for the city authorities,” he said.

He lamented that the all produced trash was being dumped in a private area I-12, where an impermanent dumping site was set up 10 years back by the civil authorities.

Ahsan Ali Ali

Ahsan Ali

A young motivated person, interested in research and bioenterpreneurship in Pakistan.

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