CDA to construct plastic road as test case

CDA to construct plastic road as test case

Staff Repot

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday started trials on the plastic road concept here at the F-9 Park.
Initially one kilometer road will be constructed in the federal capital, said a statement issued here. The technology will be transferred to asphalt plant of MPO directorate after evaluating results.
This is the first project of its kind in Pakistan which is being launched in collaboration with a private company. The CDA had signed a memorandum of understanding a month ago with a private beverage company, under which work has now started as a test case, said the statement.
If it will have positive results, this concept will be utilized in Islamabad and replicated in other cities of the country. It is expected that the plastic road will be more sustainable and durable than the conventional road. By recycling the collected plastic, environmental pollution can be reduced and roads be constructed, it added.
This idea provides a breakthrough solution to bring back plastic waste into the productive economy. And we also want to focus on building a community around the idea and the innovation itself. For any concept to be applied and adopted, the people must first believe in it, and it needs to make social and commercial sense, said an official of CDA.
It is noted that approximately 700 tons of solid waste is collected by the Sanitation Directorate of CDA from the capital on a daily basis. The Sanitation Directorate of CDA is responsible for delivery of adequate sanitation and garbage disposal services within municipal limits of Islamabad.
Directorate of Sanitation, is providing sanitation services in the municipal limits of Islamabad.
It includes residential sectors, Industrial Area, Model Villages, Highways and Avenues, Commercial and Blue Areas, Faisal Masjid, Open Spaces, Public Places, Daman-e-koh, Shakarparian, Haj Complex, Industrial Exhibition, Religious Gatherings and Melody Food Park.
The civic body has acquired 100 acres land from the forest department of Punjab to establish a proper landfill site which is a lingering issue for the CDA. Currently the waste is collected and dumped at the temporary landfill in Sector I-12. There is also a proposal to establish a solid waste plant at the site to regenerate the waste into energy.