Solid waste management plan

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LAHORE - Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) is ensuring waste free Lahore on three days of Eidul-Fitr. In this context, the LWMC has issued its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Chand Raat and next days of Eid.

The LWMC staff will render its services in all big and small markets in three shifts on last day of Ramzan. Midnight operations will continue till Eid prayers and special arrangements have been made to sweep and sprinkle the surroundings of mosques.

Each mosque will be provided with two sanitary workers to ensure cleanliness. Also the graveyards will be provided special services and surroundings will be kept waste free on all three days. On Eid days, all streets will be cleaned and liming will be performed. The infrastructure of the city will be washed using machinery. Moreover, sanitary workers will be deployed in more than 80 parks. The Eid operations include frequent checking of containers and ensure lifting of these as per requirement. Construction and demolition waste will also be cleared on priority bases.

The LWMC communication team will conduct various activities in all major markets during these days sensitising people to maintain waste free surroundings even in the busy hours. On Chand Raat, the LWMC will put up special counters with its mobilisation teams briefing buyers and vendors on curses of littering. On second and third day of Eid, the waste management company teams will show special animations and environment related movies in different parks.

Special messages through Imam mosques will also be given to people about importance of cleanliness in religion and its positive impacts on day to day life. The LWMC communication team will visit parks, zoo and other such places to sensitise citizens. Besides, all the LWMC offices shall remain open on Eid days for public service. The contractors, hired for cleanliness, Albayrak and Ozpak will also remain active in the field to give city exemplary sanitation services on this holy occasion. The LWMCs helpline 1139 will stay alert with all resources to address waste related complaints during these days.

Courtesy: The Nation

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