Municipal services

Government strives to design a sustainable municipal service delivery system

LAHORE: The government is making every effort to devise ways, means and systems for optimal, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable service delivery of municipal services at the local level.

Project Management Unit Director Muhammad Hamza Salik was speaking at a one-day participatory workshop, organized by Asian Consulting Engineers and Ramboll Denmark in conjunction with the Improved Investments in Cities Project Intermediaries of Punjab (PICIIP) of the PMU on the topic “Comparative Analysis of Business Model Operations”. for the provision of municipal services in Sialkot and Sahiwal.

He said the approach of the Operational Design and Business Model (OBDM) component of the PICIIP aims to work with relevant stakeholders, especially local government and allied department staff, who will implement the preferred models. after the Punjab government approvals.

Participants conducted a situation analysis, comparative assessment of potential options, operational design and business model, institutional framework and strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation to ensure quality service delivery.

Based on industry analysis, options, analysis and comparisons, the operational design and business model has developed a framework, approach and methodology so that municipal corporations can develop improved operations and resources. improved water and sanitation, solid waste management, clean green environment and maintenance of better open spaces in both cities.

Asian Consulting Engineers and Ramboll Denmark are jointly implementing the OBDM component of the PICIIP funded by the Asian Development Bank.

The expected impact and outcome of the ODBM project is that the inhabitants of the towns of Sahiwal and Sialkot would have access to quality, efficient, effective and sustainable municipal services.

Representatives of AfDB, Local Governments of Sahiwal and Sialkot, Wasa, LWMC, LDA, PHED, LDA, EPA Punjab and PHA attended the workshop.