Thaketa is revamping our waste management system to clean up our streets and neighbourhood.
Myanmar has been facing considerable challenges with the management of waste as a result of increasing income and consumption levels, urban population growth, and lack of effective waste treatment and disposal options. In this regard, the country’s Environmental Conservation Law was established with the objective of enabling the implementation of the Myanmar National Environmental policy, which was enacted in 2012. Environmental Conservation Rules have also been developed for the implementation of the Law. Accordingly, Myanmar’s environmental conservation law and rules emphasize that the development of national and local waste management strategies are urgently needed. Further to a request for support from Myanmar’s Ministry of Environment Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), the International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has been actively working with national and local governments and other institutions to build capacity for waste management and promote the development of conducive policy framework and strategies. In this regard, the IGES – Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) was selected to provide technical assistance towards the development of waste management strategies at the national and city levels based on a holistic waste management approach: addressing waste in all the forms (solid waste, liquid waste / wastewater, and gaseous emissions), primarily focusing on solid waste but also covering other forms of waste in accordance with the intention and capacity of respective national and local governments.
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