LAHORE - After the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) and the Quetta Metropolitan Corporation (QMC) for the purpose of mutual cooperation for improvement of Solid Waste Management System in Balochistan, the LWMC has finally started providing technical assistance to the QMC. A six-member delegation headed by Manager Planning Asif Iqbal visited Quetta and conducted a detailed waste composition and characterisation study. Based upon this study, the LWMC experts devised and proposed a short term waste management strategy for QMC which resulted that major ingredients of solid waste being produced in Quetta are consist of 40 per cent biodegradable, 23 per cent non-combustible and 10 per cent combustible component. An extensive one time zero waste operation has also been executed in Quetta in which more than thirty thousand tons of waste is expected to be removed and transfer to dumpsite. Installation of some 200 waste bins on important roads and places across the city has also been recommended by the LWMC team. LWMC experts have provided technical assistance in developing an android based attendance and monitoring system for field workers, official web portal of QMC and vehicle trip and counting system for the monitoring of waste transportation vehicles. Moreover, representatives of LWMC briefed Secretary Local Government Balochistan Asad Gillani on various aspects of technical assistance being provided to QMC in the presence of QMC Administrator Arbab, Engineer Abdul Haq, Engineer Ashfaq and other officials.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 27-Jun-2014 here.