Saturday, May 15, 2004

How much solid waste is dumped a day?

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) study team has brought in high-tech measuring equipment to assess how much solid waste is being dumped on average at Dhaka City Corporation's (DCC) garbage site in Matuail, Demra.

The equipment, expected to be installed sometime this month, will also help to identify the sheer volume of rubbish a city like Dhaka actually produces everyday, said a DCC official.
The tests however are expected to begin next month.

The JICA team was invited by the Bangladesh government to undertake a study of waste disposal management in December last year in order to help the DCC develop a more scientific and efficient means of disposal.

The Tk 13.3 crore project, which is being financed by the Japanese government, covers 360 square kilometres under the jurisdiction of the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and new urban planning areas surrounding the capital, JICA officials told Star City.....

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