Friday, December 29, 2006

USAID and CASP address Kalmunai Solid Waste Problem

CASP recently held a meeting at the Kalmunai Municipal Council Conference Hall to discuss the implementation of the Kalmunai Solid Waste project which is being funded by USAID.

The project, which is to begin shortly, aims to solve the longstanding Kalmunai solid waste problem in the tsunami-devastated Ampara District.

The meeting was presided over by Kalmunai Municipal Council Commissioner MY Saleem and included council members, public health inspectors, MOH Kalmunai, CEA (Central Environment Authority) Assistant Director MAC Najeeb, and Kalmunai Municipal Council Mayor ARM Ajmeer.

The USAID Programme Development Officer Jude Pradeep James was also present at the meeting, along with CASP Project Co-Director Victor Petrescu and Finance/Administration Director MM Razeen.

Discussions focused mainly on:
  • collection methods;
  • location of transferring centres and sorting centres;
  • and ways to solve difficulties during the grace period.
The Municipal Councillors thanked USAID and CASP for having come forward to help solve this ongoing solid waste problem and assured their total cooperation in this matter.