The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has claimed to dispose of more than 30 thousand tons of animal waste during three days of Eidul Azha, while the company’s chairman has announced ten days salary as bonus for all the employees as a token of appreciation.

An LWMC spokesman on Wednesday said that the Eid special arrangements included more than 10 thousand workers, 1500 vehicles and support of Turkish companies Albayrak and Ozpak.

Chairman LWMC Khawaja Ahmad Hassan, on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, appreciated the workers for the cleanliness arrangements. He also announced ten days salary as bonus for all the LWMC employees. He extolled the dedication of the workers, saying that the bonus could not a compensation for their sacrifice, as they made it during their Eid holidays and ensured clean environment for the citizens to enjoy the eve.

As the Eid was approaching, the LWMC had devised a comprehensive strategy to effectively collect and dispose of animal waste: Collection using 0.6 million waste bags distributed among masses at camps and by door to door campaigns; timely lifting of filled waste bags from nooks and corners; and transportation of waste, firstly to 125 tempora­y transfer stations and later on to dumping sites.

Offals were dumped in an environment-friendly manner and were covered with soil and lime.

Special arrangements were also made at major slaughter houses by deploying workers and machinery. All operational activities were monitored in the central control room established in the head office.

LWMC Managing Director Khalid Majeed, including some other senior officials, monitored the operations from the control room as well as in the field. Android mobile system and pictorial record was also maintained and made available on the portal of Punjab Information and Technology Board for the purpose. Some 20339 pictures were taken and uploaded, while 5861 complaints were received on the helpline 1139 and resolved within targeted time.