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Karach 11-12-2019:

SSWMB & World Bank
The Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB), Government of Sindh and World Bank agreed to launch a $200 Million Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project (SWEEP) for Improvement and removal of waste from streets, drainage channels and canals at Karachi.

This decision was taken in a meeting Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah held with World Bank delegation led by Catalina Marulanda, practice manager of the Urban Development Unit in the South Asia region, here on Tuesday at CM House.

The other delegation members were Lixin Gu, programme leader, Sustainable Development and Suhaib Rasheed, urban specialist.

The chief minister was assisted by relevant expertise.

Mr Shah said that an ADP [Asian Development Bank] scheme of Rs1.6 billion had been launched to improve Solid Waste Management disposal in the city but “we are keen to do this on scientific manner and convert it into waste to energy”.

The World Bank offered the $200m SWEEP scheme to improve collection and removal of waste from streets, drainage channels and canals.

Under the plan Garbage Transfer Stations (GTSs) in every district and its disposal at Landfill site (LFS) would be developed to generate energy.

The chief minister constituted a committee under P&D chairperson Naheed Shah and other members, including the local government secretary, MD SSWMB (Sindh Solid Waste Management Board) as its members. They would discuss modalities of the project so that final approval could be made by the chief minister.