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Solid waste management project launched

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) launched a solid waste management programme under the pilisaru project to help North Western Province local authorities regularize solid waste management.

Speaking at its launching ceremony at Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha auditorium recently, Environment Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said , it is a duty of all to keep our environment clean and a major role has to be played by the local authorities.

'It will enable to make a clean and healthier environment by giving sustainable solutions to the solid waste problem, said the minister.

'Pilisaru national solid waste management project is providing solutions for local government authorities to preserve a resource which is marketable. Pilisaru has supported over 80 local government authorities to find sustainable solutions for the solid waste problem, CEA Chairman Charitha Herath said.

The CEA as the regulatory institute for environment in Sri Lanka, is involved in solid waste management.

It plans and designs waste management projects for local authorities, giving financial and technical support to them through the pilisaru project and plastic waste management project.

Technical and financial support for solid waste management was provided to some of the Pradeshiya Sabhas in the North Western Province too.

In addition CEA has also taken measures to introduce solid waste management to local authorities in Puttalam district.

 

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