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ADB to help improve electricity distribution system in Pakistan: Lesco

By APP
February 27, 2024

LAHORE:A special delegation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) visited the Lahore Electricity Supply Company (Lesco) Headquarters for a meeting with its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Shahid Haider and the top management.

An image of the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). — ADB website
An image of the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). — ADB website

The Lesco spokesman told media here Monday that the ADB team showed interest to invest in improving the electricity distribution system in Pakistan. During the discussion, the delegation said that the Asian Development Bank is interested in investing in the energy sector especially in the electricity distribution companies with an objective to improve the electricity distribution system.

On this occasion, the Lesco chief welcomed the investment offer by Asian Development Bank and said that it would definitely help further improve the company’s distribution system and reduce the line losses as well. General Manager (Technical) Amir Yasin, Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Bushra Imran and Chief Engineer (Development) Tahir Mayo were also present.

LWMC initiates cleanliness drive

Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has initiated a comprehensive cleanliness drive across the City, with a particular focus on Tollinton Market.

LWMC Chief Executive Officer Babar Sahib Din said that the cleaning teams are working round the clock to ensure high standard cleanliness in the provincial metropolis. He also emphasised the importance of maintaining a zero-waste environment. He issued instructions to ensure meticulous waste management in all shifts, with five dedicated workers assigned to manual sweeping duties during each shift. According to LWMC spokesperson, LWMC has deployed five containers and two chain arm roll containers in the Tollinton market. Additionally, nine waste bins adorned with vibrant truck art have been strategically placed to encourage proper waste disposal among the public.

He said mechanical sweeping and washing initiatives have been implemented in the bird market and its adjacent roads aiming to maintain cleaning standards in these areas. The night operation teams of LWMC are diligently carrying out mechanical washing and sweeping activities in commercial markets throughout the city, demonstrating the organisation's commitment to maintaining cleanliness during all hours. Additionally, temporary collection points in nine towns are being cleared on a daily basis to streamline waste management processes. He informed that LWMC is set to launch a comprehensive public awareness drive in Tollinton Market, focusing on the proper disposal of animal and general waste. The social mobilisers from LWMC will actively engage with shopkeepers to ensure they are well informed about waste management practices, he added. Babar Sahib Din reiterated LWMC's dedication to providing a clean environment for citizens, emphasising that citizen cooperation was essential in achieving this goal. He urged citizens to fully utilise the facilities provided by government institutions and to collaborate with LWMC staff by responsibly disposing of garbage in designated bins. He also encouraged individuals to utilize LWMC's helpline (1139). —Correspondent