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Punjab to produce 100mw electricity from waste

TWO Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the Punjab government and an international group of Germany, ALBA, on generating energy from solid waste on Monday. Under the agreements, the German company would invest in the projects of generating energy from trash and hospital waste. Managing Director Lahore Solid Waste Management Company, Waseem Ajmal on behalf of Punjab government while ALBA CEO Martin Becker Rethmann signed on behalf of the German company. Talking to media on the occasion, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the two agreements between Punjab government and German group was a welcome step. He said that under this agreement, a 100 megawatt power plant will be installed in Lahore and the German group will make most of the investment in this power plant. The chief minister said that through German technology, coal will be made from solid waste for generating energy. He disclosed that ALBA group of Berlin is a prominent investor working in various countries of the world. He said that disposal of hospital waste is a big challenge and generating energy through hospital waste will help in disposing it properly. Shahbaz Sharif said that the agreements made with German group will be fully implemented and this project will be executed speedily. He said that after Lahore, the launching of this project in other cities will also be considered. He said that 4,000 tonnes waste will be available for generating energy and with the collaboration between Punjab government and German group not only modern machinery will reach Punjab but it will also acquire knowledge about German technology. war on dengue: Shahbaz Sharif has said that the role of people is of vital importance in eliminating dengue. He said that dengue can be eradicated by keeping the houses and surroundings clean. He directed that action be taken against violators of anti-dengue regulation and such tyre shops be sealed which do not follow instructions. He was addressing a meeting in Rawalpindi through video conference from Lahore to review dengue situation in the city and steps taken for eradication of this menace. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that entire government machinery is mobilised against dengue and elected representatives are playing a commendable role in this regard. He said that Punjab government has taken steps on the emergent basis to control the menace due to which situation is improving. Chinese ambassador: Ambassador of China in Pakistan Sun Weidong called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Monday. Matters of mutual interest and cooperation in various sectors were discussed in the meeting. Talking to Chinese Ambassador, Shahbaz Sharif commended the cooperation of China in energy and other sectors, and appreciated the Pak-China friendship, which he said was everlasting and was getting stronger with the passage of time.

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