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Sanitation project launched in University Town

Sanitation project launched in University Town

PESHAWAR: The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has started collecting solid waste from houses in the University Town as a pilot project and it plans to replicate the project in other areas of the city.

Under the programme, the WSSP will supply around 28,000 biodegradable bags to 1,860 households in the target area for 15 days in which they will put their waste, a press release said on Sunday.

“Residents will accumulate their entire solid waste in these bags in the locality and our staff will collect it the same day,” WSSP GM operations Nasir Ghafoor said at the launching ceremony of the project.

People will place the bags stuffed with solid waste at their doorstep every day, he said, adding that the programme would be extended to other areas in the city with the support of the elected representatives and people.

He said that awareness campaign was also part of the project under which teams had been formed for distribution of pamphlets to tell the people about sanitation issues and preventing diseases.

Mr Ghafoor appealed to the residents of the area to join hands with WSSP for ensuring cleanliness not only in the University Town, but the whole of Peshawar. Councillors Yasir Anwar and Ayesha Bano asked the people to support the government’s efforts to make the city clean.

Published in Dawn, September 14th, 2015

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