PESHAWAR: Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) concluded a three-day Eidul Azha sanitation operation on Friday. The sanitation utility disposed 10,640 tons offal during the three-day operation, says a press release.

The operation, inaugurated by Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Kamran Bangash on Wednesday, concluded with appreciation from people from all walks of life.

With 2,602 sanitary workers on duty, the company started the operation on the first day of the Eid at 10:00am.

Elected members of the National and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assemblies including MNA Arbab Sher Ali, Kamran Bangash, Additional Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Gul Bano, Chief Executive WSSP Dr Hassan Nasir and General Manager (Ops) Riaz Ahmad Khan monitored the operation.

Apart from field staff, the company also cancelled duties of the management staff and assigned them zones to monitor the operation and assisting field staff in identifying points for clearance. MNA Arbab Sher Ali inspected sanitation in his constituency and appreciated the efforts of the company.

The company has started using lime to disinfect the waste after which it will be covered with soil at Shamshato dumping site. The area in and around the site will be fumigated. According to data collected from the four zonal offices, WSSP disposed 4,444 tons on the first day, 4,292 tons on second, while 1,904 tons on the third day of Eidul Azha. The company deployed 566 vehicles of which 310 were WSSP’s own while 253 were private. Of 6,202 staff, 1189 were sanitary workers, 660 Katta Qulis, 341 drivers, 293 helpers, 63 municipal inspectors and 55 supervisors.

The company has already launched an awareness campaign in all union councils. Teams of community development officers are organizing corner meetings to create awareness among masses to dump waste at designated points.

Ulema, teachers, elders and people from all walks of life are being engaged to make the sanitation operation a success while biodegradable shopping bags were distributed among the masses for packing of offal and placing at the designated points. The company set up 427 primary collection points and 16 transfer stations throughout the city.

Dr Hassan Nasir lauded the efforts of his team and also thanked the Peshawarites for their cooperation.

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