The Water and Sanitation Services Kohat (WSSK) has demanded Rs150 million from the government to buy its own fleet of tractors and other machinery besides early handing over of the recycling plant for effective clean-up operations.
Officials said that the recycling plant inaugurated a day ahead of Eid was just an empty building without the required processing units.
Talking to mediapersons, manager operations Naeem Khan claimed that WSSK had disposed of about 2,133 tons of solid waste during Eid operation through the hired machinery, as its own fleet included five tractor trolleys and a compactor.
“We sprinkled gypsum and pest killing spray on the main collection points, while fumigation was carried out in the urban union councils and KDA Township,” he added.
He said that the deputy commissioner had ordered shifting of all buffalo compounds to areas outside the city. The clean-up operations were carried out with the help of small tractors in the streets and big tractors in areas located on roads which were inaugurated by the district and tehsil nazims.
Correspondent. WSSK seeks Rs150m for machinery. Dawn, September 6, 2017.