A new waste management system will be introduced by the government in Pakistan. The aim is to end issues relating to sanitation and waste management.
While concluding the ceremony of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s Sanitation Market Shaping Workshop in Islamabad, the advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin made this announcement.
Private investments in the sanitation sector were invited to the workshop.
Amin, during his address, said that the sanitation market has not been tapped yet. Thus, the market has huge opportunities for private investors. Once tapped, it will create job opportunities in the private sector.
He did admit that sanitation is becoming a serious issue in Pakistan that needs to be resolved. He highlighted that 90% of wastewater is dumped into watercourses untreated.
Thus, the government is going to launch the Clean and Green Index next month under PM Khan’s Clean and Green Pakistan Initiative. The program will resolve issues like solid and liquid waste management, cleanliness, and sanitation.
He said, “There are 35 quantifiable indicators, in the index, based on the five pillars of Clean Green Pakistan Movement including tree plantation, solid waste management, liquid waste management, total sanitation or toilets, and safe drinking water.”