LAHORE - A 3-member delegation of Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) on Sunday left for Indian Punjab’s visit on Indian Punjab’s deputy CM invitation for seeing the feasibility of replicating LWMC model in Indian Punjab cities.

The delegation comprising MD LWMC Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry, GM Operations Khalid Majeed and Manager Operations Asif Iqbal who left through Wahga Border on the 3 day visit to Amritsar, Ludhiana, Ferozepur and other cities.

The delegation would meet Mayor Amritsar and Commissioners of corporation besides seeing SWM systems and landfills in proposed cities. The deputy CM Indian Punjab had specially invited the delegation to his ancestral village in Jalalabad, district Ferozepur. LWMC representatives would see SWM offices in these cities and field operations of general cleanliness will also be observed.

“Solid Waste is likely to bring closer the two neighbors. We are expecting major breakthrough in the end of this visit in form of consultancy services and replication approval of LWMC model in Indian Punjab cities. It is heartening to see that solid waste and environment are becoming a concern in third world countries and they are eager to lend a helping hand to each other to improve situation in cities” MD LWMC said on Wahga Border before leaving for India.

In November last year, the deputy CM Punjab Prakash Singh Badal visited Lahore and expressed great appreciation on LWMC model while stressing on the need to replicate such modern SWM system in Indian Punjab too. After his approval, a 4 member Indian Punjab’s municipal secretaries and experts delegation had studied the LWMC model in Lahore in the first week of March.