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.