Lahore: Punjab Minister for Environment Protection Muhammad Rizwan has announced the government’s decision to provide loans to kiln owners as part of the executive’s efforts to covert the operations of their facilities to the use of zigzag facility, a news source reported.
He shared this information while presiding over a meeting held on Tuesday. Environment Protection Department Secretary Salman Ijaz informed the minister that several stations established to measure air quality levels in Lahore, Gujranwala, Multan, and Faisalabad were operational.
As per details, the provincial executive has decided against banning brick kilns as such a move would impact their business activity. The minister said that the training of staff operating kilns was vital for acquainting them with the zigzag technology. This will help the conversion from conventional pollution causing mechanism to the much more environment-friendly zigzag technology.
As per the information Minister Rizwan shared, the loans will be provided on easy terms and conditions to get a maximum number of kiln owners on board for using the zigzag technology for preparation of bricks.