World Bank Mission Along with MD, PMDFC, Visited Municipal Committee Okara Okara’s New Sewerage System Design Uses Natural Slope of Land Instead of Pumping Motors: Syed Zahid Aziz, MD PMDFC Due To the Machinery Provided Under The Punjab Cities Programme, The Garbage Collection Capacity Of The City Has Increased To 90%: Malik Faraz Awan – ADCR Okara.
Roads Park And Parking Sheds Worth More Than 3200 Million Are Under Completion In Okara Under The Punjab Cities Program. Hafiz Talat Municipal Officer Mc Okara.
Lahore (Qasim Ali) A delegation comprising senior officers of the World Bank visited Municipal Committee Okara today. The World Bank delegation included Mr. Abedalrazq Khalil, Shahnaz Arshad and Suhaib Rasheed. Malik Faraz Awan, ADCR Okara welcomed the delegation on arrival at the DC office and while giving a briefing to the delegation on this occasion, he said that under the Punjab Cities Program. MC Okara has been provided with modern fuel-efficient machinery which has improved the garbage collection capacity of the MC from the city by 35% and now more than 90% of the garbage generated in the city is being collected daily. While the fuel costs of the MC have also decreased due to the new fuel-efficient machinery. On this occasion, Syed Zahid Aziz, MD, Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company said that with the support of PMDFC, a sewrage system has been designed for Okara, in which the natural slope of the land has been used instead of pumping motors. This will save valuable MC resources as well as environmental damage. The mission also visited various projects under the Punjab Cities Program at MC Okara. Syed Zahid Aziz, MD, PMDFC, Malik Faraz Awan, ADCR, Okara and other officers also visited the mission on this occasion. Hafiz Talat, MO (I&S) gave a briefing on the ongoing projects under PCP at the project sites. The municipal officer said during the briefing that various projects worth more than 3200 million rupees are underway in Okara under the World Bank Funded Punjab Cities Program.Along with these projects, under the Punjab Cities Program, the “Baldiya Shikyaat” App has just been launched to improve the provision of municipal services to citizens. World Bank Senior Officer Mr. Abedalrazq Khalil visited various project sites and also interacted with the citizens and asked their feedback about these projects. Citizens expressed their satisfaction on the quality of the projects. On this occasion, Abedalrazq Khalil further said that under the Punjab Cities Program, projects for providing basic necessities of life are being completed in 16 cities of Punjab at a cost of about 23 billion rupees. Meanwhile, during the next fiscal year, another 16 billion rupees will be provided by the World Bank for various projects. These projects include water supply, drainage, solid waste management, construction of roads and streets, construction of parks and bus stands. The PCP is being implemented in Jehlum, Daska, Wazirabad, Kamoki, Muridke, Haifzabad, Jaranwala, Gojra, Jhang, Kamalia, Okara, Burewala, Vehari, Bahwalnagar, Khanewal, and Kot Addu.