LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that with the support of the Turkish, Lahore would be made the most beautiful city of the world.
During a meeting at his Minar-e-Pakistan camp office, the CM said that the use of a latest cleaning system would bring cultural change in the provincial capital. He added that the local administration would provide full assistance to a Turkish company to keep mosques in the city clean during the month of Ramadan.
He said Lahore would be transformed into one the most beautiful cities of the world, whereas the same model would also be replicated in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Sialkot and other cities.
He said Lahore will give a new look as a result of the latest system of sanitation and the citizens would be provided a pollution-free atmosphere, adding due to which sanitation culture of the city is undergoing a positive change.
He said projects are also under consideration to generate energy from the city’s waste, for which landfill facilities are being constructed at Mahmood Booti and Lakhodair, near Ring Road.
The CM directed that a comprehensive plan should be chalked out to observe a cleanliness week after the month of Ramadan besides launching a vigorous and effective campaign to apprise the citizens of the importance of cleanliness.
The Solid Waste Management MD briefed the participants about progress made towards implementation of modern system of sanitation in the city and landfill facilities.
Addressing the meeting, the CM said Lahore had been given a new identity due to the latest system of sanitation, which will go a long way in bringing about a positive change in the standard of living of citizens.
He directed that flexes and banners should be displayed on the roads and mosques which have been cleaned under the new system so that the civil society is motivated with regard to the need for maintaining cleanliness.
The CM urged the Turkish companies to bring all their machinery and technology in the shortest possible time so that the old system of sanitation could be discarded. He directed the administration to extend full cooperation to the Turkish companies in their plan to wash the mosques of the city with rose water during the holy month of Ramadan.
Shahbaz said that a vigorous cleanliness week would be observed after the month of Ramazan to create public awareness in regard to sanitation through seminars, walks, declamations, symposium and lectures.
He directed that necessary plan should also be submitted to him regarding management of industrial, construction and hospital waste alongwith ensuring 100% attendance of workers, attached with the Turkish companies.