MCI asked to address sanitation and sewerage issues in markets


ISLAMABAD, JUN 4 (DNA) –  Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that the business community was facing problems due to old and dilapidated sewerage and water lines in markets and industrial areas and emphasized that MCI should address these issues on priority to facilitate the growth of trade and industrial activities.

He said this while exchanging views with Ghulam Sarwar Sandhu, Director General Civic Services, MCI during his visit to ICCI. Fatma Azim Senior Vice President, Abdul Rehman Khan Vice President ICCI, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi, Khalid Chaudhry, Saeed Khan, Omais Khattak, Aslam Khokhar, Naveed Malik and others were present in the meeting.

Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that Chairman CDA Amir Ali Ahmed in collaboration with ICCI has started development works in markets and industrial areas including carpeting of roads and restoration of streetlights and stressed that MCI should also work with ICCI to find out the key issues of business community and take measures to address them that would help in promoting business activities smoothly.

Fatma Azim Senior Vice President, Abdul Rehman Khan Vice President ICCI, Ejaz Abbasi former President ICCI and others also briefed Ghulam Sarwar Sandhu about the major issues of business community related to MCI and hoped that he would cooperate in resolving them.

Speaking at the occasion, Ghulam Sarwar Sandhu, Director General Civic Services MCI highlighted the key initiatives being taken by the MCI to improve the civic services in the city. He said that MCI was working to improve the sanitation system and replace old sewerage pipelines with new ones. He said that the contract sanitation system was being abolished in G-Sectors while renovation of Nullahs for smooth water drainage was in progress.

He said that new dustbins would be placed in the city and new garbage collection vehicles were being purchased to improve sanitation services. He assured that he would start visiting markets to resolve the key issues of traders.

It was agreed in the meeting that the President ICCI and MCI team would conduct joint visits of markets to know about the issues of the business community and take remedial measures to resolve them.=DNA