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CDA Asked to Install Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal Plants in Hotels

CDA Asked to Install Eco-Friendly Waste Disposal Plants in Hotels

Islamabad: In a bid to address growing health concerns and environmental hazards, the Health Ministry has issued a directive to the Capital Development Authority (CDA), pressing for the installation of eco-friendly waste disposal plants in hotels across Islamabad.

A letter by the Health Ministry to CDA stated: “One major factor contributing to this outbreak is the proliferation of illegal and unregulated junkyards, particularly in areas like Iqbal Town, Soan Garden, G-7/1, G-7/2, G-7/3, and H-10.

“These junkyards collect items like used mineral water bottles, plastic drums, and cans that trap water, creating ideal breeding grounds for dengue-vector mosquitoes, specifically Adeas Aegypti and Ae albopictus. Surveys in these areas consistently find 10 to 23 water storage containers in households, with over 90pc of them uncovered, significantly increasing the risk of mosquito breeding,” the letter added.

Amidst growing concerns about the dangers of improper waste management, the authorities have decided to take action. There is a rising fear that such practices can lead to the spreading of diseases such as dengue and malaria. Furthermore, the accumulation of waste poses a threat to public health, spoils the city’s visual appeal, and causes harm to the environment.

The Health Ministry emphasized the urgency of the matter, urging the CDA to take proactive measures to ensure the installation of eco-friendly waste disposal plants in commercial hotels. Moreover, they stressed the need for an upgrade in waste management systems and called for diligent monitoring to ensure compliance among hotel operators.

Furthermore, the Health Ministry advocated for launching a comprehensive public awareness campaign to promote responsible waste disposal practices among the residents of Islamabad. The ministry believes addressing these issues can significantly improve the city’s cleanliness and hygiene standards.

This directive underscores the importance of collaborative efforts between governmental bodies and stakeholders to tackle pressing environmental and public health challenges. For the latest Real Estate News and Blogs, visit Realtorspk blogs.

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