Malaysian company to help purge Sialkot industries from pollution

SIALKOT: Cleaner Production Centre (CPC) Sialkot and a leading Malaysian company M/s Pollution Engineering inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding making the collective efforts for ensuring advanced research and environmental development in tanneries, sports and surgical industries of Sialkot.

Under the MoU, the Malaysian company would provide all the needed technical assistance, guidance to Sialkot business community regarding Sewage Treatment Plant, Industrial Wastewater treatment plants, combined Effluent Treatment Plant, Solid Waste management, Green Energy and, Hospital Waste Incinerators and air emissions control with possible solutions for tanneries, sports and surgical industries of Sialkot.

Malaysian multi-national company Pollution Engineering Malaysia has shown keen interest to invest in Pakistan especially in waste management cleaning projects in Sialkot’s tanneries, sports and surgical industries, enabling them to combat with the massive common problem of the environmental pollution in Sialkot.

Toney Liew Yuan Chin (Managing Director of world renowned company M/s Pollution Engineering Malaysia) showed keen interest in making investment in establishing the well-equipped water treatment plants in Sialkot industries through the Ministry of Environment Protection of Pakistan.

Addressing the meeting, Chairman Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA) Muhammad Younas said that the Malaysian company’s environmental protection technologies would further strengthen the partnership between Pollution Engineering Malaysia and Cleaner Production Centre (CPC) Sialkot for the sustainable socio-economical development in Pakistan’s first ever Golden Export Triangle comprising Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala districts.

He said that the Malaysia has also shown a great advancement in gloves especially golf gloves industry. Cleaner Production Centre (CPC) is a unique project in its nature as its basic philosophy is to work on reduction/ prevention of pollution at source instead of end of the pipe treatment.

Chairman PGMEA added that these technologies were very effective in Pakistan and there was a dire need to introduce and implement these techniques across Pakistan because 90 percent leather industry of Sialkot-P comprises SMEs using conventional and processing technologies.

He said that by applying these Cleaner Production Techniques around 40 to 50 percent pollution load reduction has been observed in leather industry of Sialkot along with product quality improvement and reduction in cost of production.

Leader of PGMEA Muhammad Anwar Butt, Chairman Muhammad Younas, Amir Younas (Chief Executive Pollution Engineering Pakistan), senior officials of Trade Development of Pakistan (TDAP) Sialkot, Chairman Tanners Association of Pakistan Sheikh Naveed Iqbal and member SCCI Executive Committee Haji Aftab Barlas along with many dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

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