LAHORE :  A three-member delegation of US firm Ecoair Tuesday visited Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to study solid waste management and the various possibilities of energy production from the waste in Lahore. Ecoair Chief Executive Officer Peter Kudsen headed the delegation and was also accompanied by WtE experts Paul Franz Neubacher and Qayyum Manzar. GM procurement & Contract Col. Tahir Maqbool, Senior manager operations Wasif Azhar and assistant manager Sajid Riaz hosted the delegation. The delegation was briefed about current initiatives of LWMC in the waste to energy project and future plans.

They also paid visit to LWMC’s old dumpsite at Mehmood Booti, new and under construction sanitary landfill site at Lakhodair, Lahore Compost Plant and DG Cement’s compost plant.

While visiting various installations, US delegation appreciated the standard and quality of work being done by LWMC & Turkish engineers and termed sanitary landfill site matched with the one of European standards. The US expert and chemical engineer Paul said that waste dumping without treatment is highly discouraged in developed countries and recycling and reuse of the waste items is a must there. The General Manager Procurement & Contracts Col. Tahir Maqbool was also accompanying the delegation on the occasion and he termed this visit of US delegates of great significance. He briefed the US experts of LWMC’s agreements with international firms in order to produce electricity from waste in near future.

Later on the delegates called on MD LWMC in his office and discussed possibilities of joint ventures in waste to energy projects.