LAHORE -- The chief minister on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to clean the city in the best possible way to fulfill the government responsibility towards the citizens. Usman Buzdar issued the directions while presiding over a meeting at his office in which cleanliness arrangements in Lahore and the proposed system of the future were reviewed.
'The citizens should not face any difficulty with regard to cleanliness and necessary resources should be utilised to collect solid waste from the roads. No compromise will be made on cleanliness arrangements,' he added.
'There should be no problem with regard to cleanliness arrangements in the city and the solid waste should be properly disposed of. Identification of land for new landfill site should be completed soon and the process of hiring consultant should also be completed at the earliest. There should be an effective substitute system for cleanliness after the expiry of the contract with foreign companies,' he added.
After the contract, he said, the disposal of solid waste should be performed better than earlier. He asked the officials concerned to start devising the plan immediately.
'The Lahore Waste Management Company should devise a temporary system of cleanliness till the award of the new contract and relevant rules and regulations should also be followed in all matters for the new contract.'
The secretary local government briefed that the LWMC board had approved the hiring of consultant who would devise a complete business model of cleanliness. Meanwhile, 13 bids have been submitted for pre-qualification of contractors.
The LWMC chairman said he would ensure cleanliness of the city. Finance...