A Turkish company will take over water supply and sanitation job from the tehsil municipal administration, Kohat, from next week.
The sanitation inspector of tehsil municipal administration told Dawn on telephone on Tuesday that the new company had been released Rs40 million as initial amount by the chief minister with directives to start operations immediately. However, the sanitation and water supply fund of Rs30 million reserved for TMA per month has not been transferred to the company as yet.
He said that for each urban area a tractor, two compact tractors and six garbage-picking vehicles would be hired, adding the Turkish company would employ mechanical sweepers to dispose of waste.
He said the choked drains in the bazaar would be opened and roads hygienically cleansed with mechanical brooms. The compact tractors will squeeze the load of four tractors and shift it to the recycling plant constructed in Ustarzai, he added. The sanitation inspector disclosed that services of all the 213 sweepers, out of whom only 97 were performing their duties, and other employees of the TMA would be transferred to the new company, which he said, would also operate the tube-wells.
Under the new system, he disclosed, the waste dumping places would not only be cleaned but washed with chemicals to remove the smell.
Correspondent. Turkish firm to take over water supply, sanitation job in Kohat. Dawn, January 11, 2017.