Karachi Metropolitan Corporation sign Memorandum of Understanding with British firm for Solid Waste Management

Karachi, July 11, 2012 (PPI-OT): Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Glasgow based international firm during his London visit which is aimed at implementing the plan of disposal of 9 thousand tons garbage daily in Karachi and to generate electricity from this garbage. On behalf of the British firm Cork Private Limited Mr. Richard Cork signed the document.

Governor of Sindh Dr.Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, Federal Minister for Port and Shipping Babar Khan Ghori, Provincial Ministers Dr. Saghir Ahmed, Raza Haroon, Adil Siddiqui, Faisal Sabzwari and Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, Commissioner Karachi Roshan Ali Shaikh, High Commissioner of Pakistan Wajid Shams-ul-Hassan, British envoy to Pakistan were among those present on this occasion.

Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed praised the sanitation system including picking and transfer of garbage to landfill site in London and Glasgow which he said being run on scientific basis and could prove ideal for other cities.

He stressed the need of offering more international municipal companies to perform various works in Karachi on the basis of public private partnership so that the municipal services network could be made far-reaching.

Administrator Karachi said this MoU would be soon implemented and a clear change would be seen in this connection. With the production of electricity from garbage, not only the requirement of power would be fulfilled but it would also lead to useful disposal of a large quantity of garbage generated in the city.

Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said we want to avail full advantage of the experience and skills of the experts in London and Glasgow so that the sanitation system in Karachi could be made better. The professional excellence of the Glasgow Municipality and the immense experience of the international British firm would give us more facilities in Karachi.

Mr. Richard Cork said his firm had huge experience in the field of solid waste management and was serving in many countries successfully.

He said Karachi was an international city and we would be pleased to serve there. Solid Waste Management System in Karachi would be set up in such a way that it did not put any adverse effect on the city population and only small vehicles were used for shifting of garbage from different areas of city to landfill sites. This garbage would be later used for generating electricity.

Administrator Karachi also met with the head of the medical department of Glasgow and talked with him about the agreement of purchase of ambulances for different hospitals run by the KMC. The MoU in this connection was expected to be signed today.

Earlier the delegation visiting Britain lead by Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan signed six MoUs with the Business Groups and Scotland University which were expected to bring in multi billion dollars investment in Karachi.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk