Policy Of Generating Electricity From Waste To Be Finalized In 2 Weeks
It Was Decided That The LG And Energy Departments Would Work Jointly On The Project To Generate Electricity From Waste
Policy for generating electricity from waste will be completed in two weeks and it will be submitted to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for approval. This emerged on Friday in a meeting jointly chaired by Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh. It was decided that the LG and energy departments would work jointly on the project to generate electricity from waste. The meeting was told that Karachi generated 8,000 tons of solid waste daily, which can generate up to 200 megawatts of electricity.
The ministers said that the most important benefit of the waste-to-energy project was that it could dispose of the city’s waste in an environmentally friendly manner. Mr Shaikh said that work on the project should be expedited and in this regard the final policy report should be completed in two weeks for submission to the CM. A committee headed by the LG secretary was also constituted to prepare the policy report. The committee will also include energy secretary, head of PPP Unit and other officers. The energy minister said that work should be done as soon as possible to implement the project so that Sindh could be the first province to implement this eco-friendly scheme.
This news was originally published at Dawn