NCDC plans to draft first Waste Management Policy

The National Capital District Commission is planning to tacklethe capital city’s waste management issues by drafting a first of a kind, Waste Management Policy.

Currentlythe commission hasthe enormous task of collecting rubbish such as household, domestic, commercial and industrial waste – this also covers solid and liquid garbage.

NCDC knows Port Moresby is a fastest growing city inthe South Pacific. It is this rapid rate of urbanisation that constantly challengesthe NCDC.

Jane Haua announcedthe vision for the policy to enable a clean, safe and sustainable environment. It came up with its Waste Management policy yesterday.

Duringthe first day of this two day workshopthe Health, Environment & Conservation, Foreign Affairs Trade Departments as well as ther waste management organisations and contractors – ALL raised issues on recycling; illegal burning from households; medical waste; settlement refuse; data collecting andthe types of environmentally friendy goods imported from overseas.

The Commission aims to produce an effective policy which can be endorsed this year and implemented by 2014 – also in time to accommodatethe Pacific Games in 2015.

At presentthere is no National Waste Policy.

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