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Minister concerned at Turkish companies’ performance

Updated January 04, 2019

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Punjab Senior Minister Aleem Khan expresses  reservations over the performance of Turkish companies. — File
Punjab Senior Minister Aleem Khan expresses reservations over the performance of Turkish companies. — File

LAHORE: Punjab Senior Minister Aleem Khan says Turkish companies in the solid waste management sector are not delivering much to the satisfaction of people.

The brotherly relations between Pakistan and Turkey have no replacement but business companies need to deliver without compromise on results.

“The Ozpak and Albayrak should come forward and help us recycle the garbage and produce fertiliser, gases and other usable items,” the minister said on Thursday at a meeting of the Solid Waste Management Company (SWMC) as well as Ozpak and Albayrak officials.

He expressed reservations over the performance of Turkish companies and asked them to submit details of resources, machinery and manpower involved in the process along with contract terms and conditions.

Gradually, he said, dumping sites in different cities should be transformed into recycling plants so that people could breathe in a better atmosphere.

In future, Mr Khan said, local and foreign companies would be given equal opportunities to bid for the cleanliness work in the major cities of Punjab adding that favoritism would be shunned while awarding contracts.

In the past, he said, required results could not be achieved just because of a weak administrative system and political interference. Referring to media criticism, the minister stressed the SWMC as well as Ozpak and Albayrak should improve the situation.

Published in Dawn, January 4th, 2019

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