Sindh signs MoU with Chinese company for producing electricity from Karachi garbage

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KARACHI: The Sindh government and Chinese company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for producing electricity from garbage and agricultural waste in Karachi and other parts of Sindh.
According to a spokesman for Chief Minister Sindh, the agreement was signed during the chief minister’s visit to China, who was part of Pakistani delegation for attending 6th meeting of the joint committee for cooperation (JCC) on CPEC in Beijing.
The chief minister visited the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) in Beijing, where the MoU was also signed.
According to MoU, the CSIC and its sister company Dewe Group Holding Co. Ltd (DGHOL) will produce electricity from garbage lifted in Karachi. The Chinese company will also generate power from agricultural waste collected from ural areas of the province.
The agreement was signed by Sindh Board of Investment Chairperson Naheed Memon, CSIC Vice President Qian Jianping and DGHOL Vice President Ji Yutao. The two companies will send their experts to Sindh to asses the invesPosttment required and decide a way forward.
Similarly, the chief minister also invited the CSIC to initiate a wind power generation project in Sindh. The company would send a to Sindh for looking into wind power opportunities.
The chief minister also held a meeting with the officials of Changyi Kangjie Sanitation Group, which has been awarded contract for lifting garbage from the South and East districts of Karachi.
The company officials informed the chief minister delegation that its cleaning machinery would reach Karachi by the first week of January 2017. The company will start its operations, including lifting of garbage from houses and mechanical sweeping of roads by the end of January or the first week of February.

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