Three thousand MW electricity can be generated through waste. Waste-to-energy projects can make cities liveable.

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June 02, 2017

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said country can generate 3000 megawatt from solid waste.

It will help the government to tame energy crisis and improve the environment of the cities which has been degraded due to apathy of municipal authorities.

In a statement issued here today, Mian Zahid Hussain said country is producing around 60 thousand tonnes of solid waste daily in which share of Karachi stands at 60 thousand tonnes.

It has become difficult to manage the municipal waste while the volume of the waste is expected to double in three years, he added.

He said that ten million tonnes of waste is generated annually after agricultural operations that can be put to use. The urban and rural waste can be used in brick kilns, in cement plants in place of coal and elsewhere.

He said that such an arrangement will not only clean the cities but also add to the income of municipal corporations.

The business leader said that many countries are using waste to generate electricity while some are also importing waste but situation in Pakistan is altogether different.

All the local and foreign investors who tried to invest in waste-to-energy projects were shown the door which sent a very negative signal, he added.

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