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Kasur Tannery Pollution Control Project; Pakistan
The Kasur Tanneries Pollution Control Project was conceived with the collaboration of UNDP/UNIDO, to address the pollution problems created by the operation of over 230 tanneries in Kasur. The objectives of the project were to provide tanneries effluent collection system from various clusters of tanneries, provide collective primary treatment effluent disposal system, arrange solid waste management system, provide in-house pollution control methods in tanneries and organiza institutional set-up to improve the occupational health and safety of workers and generally improve environmental conditions of Kasur.
Main project objectives:
- Provide tanneries effluent collection system
- Provide common primary treatment facility,
- Introduce Cleaner technologies for in-house waste minimization
- Set-up pilot chrome recovery plant
- Evacuation of stagnat pools of tanneries effluent spread over 400 acres of land
- Provide in-house pollution control methods
- Arrangement for solid waste management system
- Institutional set-up to improve occupational health and safety of workers,
- Generally improve environmental conditions in Kasur
The project was executed by Kasur Tannery Waste Management Agency (KTWMA) which was also responsible for the Operational & Maintenance of the project. United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) was the implementing agency for UNDP, provided inputs such as planning, design of CEPTP, procurement of equipment and technical assistance for all project objectives.