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  • Aug 2nd, 2018
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Sindh Water Commission (SWC) on Wednesday summoned Chairman of Chinese Company, responsible for collection and lifting of solid waste from districts of Karachi to appear before it for its failure to properly carry out the assigned task.

Managing Director (MD) Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) submitted a report on the performance of the Chinese contractor of front end collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in districts South and East during the proceedings of the commission headed by former judge of Supreme Court Justice Amir Hani Muslim,

The report pointed out that the Chinese contractor is not performing the requisite function in terms of agreement. It noted that the performance of the contractor is very disappointing and has been informed about the neglect and slackness in the various component of the agreement.

The report disclosed that door-to-door collection of solid waste has not been started completely as the company is doing this work only in parts of UC-29 and 30 of Saddar Zone whereas manpower for sweeping has not been employed in East and in South it is not a regular feature due to which manual and mechanical sweeping is poor.

Also, the operation for collection of garbage is not carried out twice a day and repair and maintenance of vehicles and waste bins not carried out, it observed and added that control centre at Nishtar Road and Mehmoodabad have lost their utility due to technical support.

It stated that containers/bins for garbage are not cleaned and monitoring and complaint centers are not properly functioning. Managerial/Supervision staff of the company is very short and the performance is unsatisfactory whereas garbage transportation vehicles are not covered.

It also identified deficiencies in arrangements for emergency and observed that manpower is not engaged on collection vehicles. During the proceedings, the counsel of the company with two operational managers of districts East and South and the Assistant of General Manager appeared. The commission was informed that General Manager reportedly has gone to China.

The commission expressed its unhappiness over the working of contractor. Representatives of the company submitted the undertaking that they will comply with all the points which have been raised by the MD Sindh Solid Waste Management Board, from today onwards.

The commission was of the considered view that the presence of Chairman of the Company is required as the staff deputed here failed to deliver. Therefore, the commission directed the chairman of the company to appear in person. The counsel requested for grant of some time so that the chairman of the company will be contacted on Thursday and accordingly the commission would be informed about date of his appearance.

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