Indian team visits city landfills

DHAKA, Jan 30, 2017 (BSS) - An Indian technical team SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association) today completed a week-long visit to the waste dumping site managed by the city corporations at Matuail and Amin Bazar.

Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) invited the Indian team expecting that it would inspire Bangladeshi waste management process through exchanging best practices of India.

The four-member team of waste recycling experts led by India's one of the largest waste-recycling producers Shri Gitanjali Mahila SEWA Industrial Stationary Producers Cooperative Limited representative Minal Trivedi arrived in the capital on Monday last.

The team met DSCC chief waste management officer MK Bakhtiar, additional chief waste management officer Khandokar Millatul Islam and assistant engineer (waste) AHM Abdullah Harun on Tuesday to know the waste management process done by DSCC.

The team visited Matuail and Amin Bazar landfills to get experience how wastepickers collect and recycle the dumping materials.

They also visited OSHE foundation office to learn about the ongoing wastepickers project which provides health and safety support to wastepickers.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)