A ceremony to formally launch; “Punjab Cities Program”(PCP) and dissemination of solid waste management report by the World Bank “What a Waste 2.0” was conducted by LG&CD Department in collaboration with the World Bank and PMDFC, on 7th October, 2019 at Avari Hotel, Lahore. Finance Minister, Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht graced the occasion as a Chief Guest.
In the event speakers delivered comprehensive presentations on Dissemination of Bank Report “What a Waste 2.0” and Key Features of the Punjab Cities Program. Two panels of experts also shared their valuable views on Tackling the MSWM Challenges – Global lessons applicable to Pakistan and Urban Management & Service Delivery - Opportunities & Challenges.
In the event senior Civil Society members, senior academia from renowned local institutions, team from The World Bank consisting; Dr. Sameh Wahba (Global Director), Illango Patchamuthu (Country Director, Pakistan), Catalina Marulanda (Practice Manager), Horacio Cristian Terraza (Lead Urban Specialist) & Ms. Shahnaz Arshad (Senior Urban Specialist) and senior officers from the Government of Punjab participated and shared their valuable views and experiences.