Pakistan's eastern Punjab province has decided to seek Chinese expertise in its drive for solid waste management, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Abdul Aleem Khan said on Tuesday.
During a meeting with a delegation from a Chinese sanitation group in the provincial capital of Lahore, the minister said the province would launch a solid waste management project in 20 main cities of Punjab.
Punjab is the country's most populated province with 110 million population, and it is facing big challenges of cleanliness and waste management.
The minister told the delegation that the incumbent government would seek maximum cooperation with the Chinese experts in solid waste management.
The minister hoped that with cooperation from the Chinese side, the province would be able to replace the old methods with new innovation of producing energy and making other products with waste materials.
Pakistan's central government and provinces are focusing on waste management and cleanliness drives after Prime Minister Imran Khan started the "Clean Green Pakistan" campaign last month to tackle the challenges of rising pollution and global warming.