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‘Waste management a trans-border issue’

The Pakistan delegation from Lahore,who have been travelling across Punjab for the past three days,held a press meet Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: April 4, 2013 12:35 am

The Pakistan delegation from Lahore,who have been travelling across Punjab for the past three days,held a press meet Wednesday. The senior administrative officer and head of delegation,Wasim Azmal Chaudhary,said that ‘there is a lot of scope for improvement in the system of waste disposal’. “Through mutual exchange,the waste management system of Punjab can be made a a lot better,” he added.

Meanwhile,Chaudhary informed that waste in Lahore was managed by mechanical sweepers provided by a Turkish firm,“A lot of laboru can be saved by Ludhiana MC as one mechanical sweeper will work equal to 20 sweepers.”

“To avoid heaps of garbage lying here and there,the only simple solution is to increase number of bins and containers and collection vehicles,” said Chaudhary.

Chaudhary added that waste management was a trans-border issue and positive vision of political heads from both nations can lead to mutual benefit.

Laughing matter

During the interaction,Ludhiana Mayor Harcharan Singh Golbaria got eyeballs rolling after he claimed ‘that the most industrially polluted city of Ludhiana would be as clean as Chandigarh’.

The outburst occurred when Chaudhary was asked about a solution to congestion and pollution in Ludhiana.

Before Chaudhary could reply,Golbaria,seeing Ludhiana MC on the backfoot,interrupted and said,“Just wait and watch. Ludhiana is going to be as clean and green as Chandigarh,” setting off a wave of laughter in the hall.

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