LAHORE: A delegation from the International Labour Organization (ILO) recently visited the headquarters of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to assess its working mechanism and initiatives.
During the visit, the ILO Country Head, Mr. Gear held a meeting with LWMC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Babar Sahib Din.
In the meeting, Babar Din provided a comprehensive briefing on the operational mechanism of LWMC, highlighting its employee-friendly policies, worker training programs, and recent interventions in Lahore’s waste management system.
The delegation also had the opportunity to visit LWMC’s compost plant and the Lakhodair Landfill Site to gain a better understanding of the waste management infrastructure.
Gear expressed his support for waste segregation projects and emphasized that such initiatives would create new job opportunities, especially for the youth.
He further stated that the ILO is committed to promoting worker-friendly policies and would provide full support for safety and health training programs for all workers.
On this occasion, Babar Sahib Din reaffirmed LWMC’s dedication to the welfare of its workers.
He highlighted some ongoing initiatives, such as providing social security cards to over 9,000 sanitary workers and ensuring the supply of caps and cool water to them during the hot season.