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CDA completes clean-up campaign of long march venue.

ISLAMABAD -- Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Saturday completed massive clean up campaign and subsequent fumigation of the venue of the long march and sit-in and its adjoining areas.

The work on the improvement of environment especially rehabilitation of the green belts and median strips is in progress and new plantation is being made where required to make for the damage done during the procession at Jinnah Avenue and adjacent locations.

Chairman CDA, Syed Tahir Shahbaz who visited the spot to monitor the cleanliness operation being carried out by different formations of the authority on second consecutive day appreciated the efforts of workers for putting extra efforts to bring Islamabad back to normal.

A lot of litter was scattered in different spots of Blue Area and Jinnah Avenue following the sit-in by a large number of people in the capital city. A massive clean up campaign was launched by CDA immediately after return of the participants of sit-in to remove the litter and provide clean and friendly environment as well as to prevent spread of any epidemic in the federal capital.

The Chairman on the direction of the Secretary Cabinet, Ms Nargis Sethi canceled Saturday's weekly off of the relevant formations of the Authority including Sanitation, Health Services and Environment Wings.

During the visit, the Chairman was apprised that 150 workers of the Environment Wing are participating in the ongoing drive to rehabilitate the environment and plantation of fresh saplings as well as improving the green belts and median strips.

The Health Services Directorate of the Authority carried out fumigation and spray along Jinnah Avenue and adjacent portions of the Blue Area to prevent spread of any epidemic in the vicinity.

The cleanliness drive begin very next morning of the return of the participants of long-march, more than 200 sanitation workers took part in the operation to remove huge junk and garbage and other waste which mainly consist of plastic bottles, bags, food packs, sticks and peels of fruits etc.

The sanitation workers were equipped with the machinery and other necessary gadgets to help restore scene of the areas. The workers estimate more than 100 tons of the garbage and waste removed during the operation.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 20, 2013
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