preparation including the ground and the earth work for the project for Establishment
of an Integrated Waste Management System in Dompe in the Western Province, has
been completed by the Central Environment Authority(CEA). A ceremony was held
at the CEA, the Ministry of Environment, on June 7, 2012, for the handing over
of the project site and related documents to KOICA.
attendees at the ceremony, included the Minister of Environment, Hon. Anura
Priyadarshana Yapa, the Ministerial Secretary, Basnayake and Charitha Herath,
Chairman of CEA and other officials from the CEA, on behalf of Sri Lanka; also
present to commemorate this event, were the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea,
H.E, Mr. Choi Jong-Moon, the Resident Representative of KOICA, Mr. Cho Sang
Woo, and contractors from Samhee Construction Co. on behalf of the Republic
Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka commenced the “Pilisaru” project in March,
2008 with the aim of maximizing recycling & reuse of waste, by introducing
the Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) system. This has been done
through training of government officials, policy formulation and the establishment
of some basic waste management facilities. In order to support the efforts of
the Government of Sri Lanka to achieve these goals, and help it establish an
efficient model of integrated waste management facilities, both Governments
agreed to launch this project at a designated area in Dompe (2 hectares in extent).
The details of the terms and conditions of the agreement between KOICA and CEA
were finalized on September, 2008.
this 4.5 million US dollar scale project, KOICA is responsible for the following:
designing and construction of the sanitary landfill site with a handling capacity
of the collected waste up to 90 tons a day, construction of a sanitary treatment
facility for polluted water, training of Sri Lanka’s officials in policy and
the technical issues of waste management and landfill site operation and management,
provision of machinery and equipment including vehicles, an arm roll truck,
a back hoe and a bulldozer, etc. CEA has undertaken the project site clearance
and groundwork so far and it will continue to support the construction work
by KOICA, until the completion of the project by the end of next year.
project is expected to be the very first sanitary landfill facility of its kind
in Sri Lanka, and it will contribute to the replication of an efficient model
of waste management across the country. In addition, it will contribute
to consolidating partnerships and cooperation in the area of Integrated Sustainable
Waste Management and other projects between Korea and Sri Lanka.