RWMC dreams of turning trash into power

RAWALPINDI: Even as the city continues to spew out over 850 tonnes of waste every day, there has been little progress on building a waste disposal plant in the garrison city.

Around 18 months ago, the Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) had put pen to paper on a memorandum with the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University for producing power from waste generated in the city.

A mini-power plant, to prove the feasibility of the plan was also built in the university, but work on the project has failed to even progress to the pilot stage. The mini-power plant lies with a padlock on its door.

Published in The Express Tribune, 17th April, 2018