Islamabad: According to a piece of recent news, the City Managers of Islamabad and Rawalpindi recently agreed to jointly use a new landfill site to dispose of solid waste. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) are set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in this regard, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Planning.
The decision was made during a meeting in which Minister of Planning Asad Umar was present. According to a national newspaper article, the twin cities will now be able to share a landfill site that will be built near Chakwal.
“The landfill site is a perennial problem of Islamabad,” said Ali Nawaz Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CDA Affairs. “Today the meeting agreed that both RDA and CDA would use the proposed landfill site to be set up in Mandra.” The RDA will build the landfill site, and according to the MoU, both the CDA and the RDA will be able to use it for proper waste disposal.
Daily, the capital city generates about 600 tonnes of garbage. The location that CDA wanted to use had already been closed due to its unsafe effects on the surrounding communities.
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