The Sindh govt & the World Bank have agreed to launch a $200 million Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project (#SWEEP)

The #Sindh government and the World Bank have agreed to launch a $200 million Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project (#SWEEP) for improvement and removal of waste from streets, drainage channels and canals in the metropolis #Karachi.

This decision was taken in a meeting Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali held with World Bank delegation led by Catalina Marulanda, practice manager of the Urban Development Unit in the South Asia region

The other delegation members were Lixin Gu, programme leader, Sustainable Development and Suhaib Rasheed, urban specialist.

The chief minister was assisted by relevant officials.

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Mr Shah said that an ADP [Asian Development Bank] scheme of Rs1.6 billion had been launched to improve solid waste management disposal in the city but “we are keen to do this on scientific manner and convert it into waste to energy”.

The World Bank offered the $200m SWEEP scheme to improve collection and removal of waste from streets, drainage channels and canals.

Under the plan garbage transfer stations in every district and its disposal at landfill site would be developed to generate energy

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