Karachi: Administrator DHA Brig Khalid Tirmizi visited Zamzama residential and commercial areas in DHA on Tuesday at about mid night to see the effects of newly introduced modern civic concepts in the area.
The Administrator was accompanied by CEO CBC Ms Zeenat Ahmad and other concerned officials of DHA & CBC. It may be mentioned that Zamzama commercial and residential localities have been earmarked as model areas where the new contemporary civic services concept of night sweeping, solid waste management and upkeep/maintenance of civic utilities round the clock has been recently introduced on experimental basis. “My waste, my responsibility” is the main theme of the concept which envisages active involvement of residents in the entire process. The Administrator drove and largely walked through the nooks and corners of the area and was warmly greeted by the representatives of various residents’ associations present on the occasion.
Brig Tirmizi talking to the reps of various residents’ organizations said that overwhelming and whole hearted participation of residents was vital for success of the entire venture. He appreciated the efforts of the staff of CBC and the unstinted co-operation and support extended by the residents in making the venture a success. He said that the entire area was giving a neat and rejuvenated outlook which was encouraging.
The Administrator said that provision of clean, healthy and aesthetically vibrant living environment to the residents was DHA’s top most priority. He said that the experiment of introducing the reinvigorated cleaning project in Zamzama commercial and residential areas has been an astounding success. He added that the project would be extended to all areas under DHA and CBC jurisdiction in a phased programme. He said that the project has the potential of realizing the goals of healthy, vibrant and efficient civic life.
Earlier the project director, Addl CEO CBC Sardar Taimur Durrani and project contractor Mr. Atif Butt explained the contours and parameters of the project. He said that the comprehensive project encompassed a reinvigorated strategy of intensive night cleaning/sweeping, efficient garbage/debris collection, door to door waste collection and availability of a composite team to address the sewerage, street lights and road repairs problems round the clock.
The residents present on the occasion were unanimous in saying that since the introduction of a new civic services concept a new era of qualitative improvement in living environments has dawned in the area.
Source: DHA, Karachi