waste management

JICA partners with Eda Ranu

In Port Moresby today, JICA, Eda Ranu and other relevant government stakeholders launched the first Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting for Port Moresby Wastewater Management Improvement Project.      

Eda Ranu chief operating officer, Dr Fifaia Matainaho told Loop PNG that POMSSUP will be completed in 2018, and Eda Ranu must have the expertise to operate it because it will me more advance then the current sewerage treatment plants in the National Capital District.    

NCDC plans to establish various waste treatment facilities

These are included in its NCD Waste Management Plan 2016-2025 that was launched today in Port Moresby.

At the moment all solid waste collected from households and industries are dumped at the Baruni land fill.

NCDC waste management division manager, Joshua Sam said in the plan, they’re proposing to set up facilities for recycling, composting and incineration.

Sam explained that they plan to transform the Baruni land fill into a one stop shop where all the wastes facilities will be set up to treat the solid wastes.

Waste management; learning from Japan

In Japan, young children are taught in their early age to recycle things after use. They are also taught to sort out house hold waste which helps in waste management.

In Japan’s Yokohama city the residents work together to divide the recyclable resources from the combustible waste. They also have neighbourhood clean-up of the streets and station squares.

 But all that waste management began in 1955 when the city started regular waste collection. In 1970, the separation of oversized waste begun before cans, glass and plastic bottles were separated from waste.

Awareness vital in city waste management

In Papua New Guinea’s major cities and towns, whether it is Kokopo, Mt Hagen, Goroka, Lae or the nation’s capital Port Moresby, citizens must be educated on the importance of waste management.

Like in Japan, education and awareness must begin at a very young age where children are able to grasp the information and easily incorporate it in their everyday life.

Education at the elementary school level is important in Japan and that is the current practice for the well-developed and industrial country.