On the 26th of May, 2015, EcoPeace Middle East representative Ms. Nancy Haddaden; Project Manager participated in a conference organized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs “MoMA” : “Development of a National Strategy to Improve the Municipal Solid Waste Management Sector in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” .
The conference aimed at presenting Possible Options & Recommendations toward the Establishment of an Integrated & Affordable MSWM System and falls under the Regional and Local Development Project “RLDP”. During the conference, the proposed strategy reflected on a comprehensive outlook about solid waste in the Jordanian context and outlined Jordan’s efforts in addressing the issue by formulating an action plan, according to the study conducted by the project consortium; LDK Consultant Engineers & Planners from Greece and Mostaqbal Engineering & Consultants from Jordan.
During the presentation delivered by the Jordanian senior consultant Engineer Ammar Abu Drais; EcoPeace’s priority project “Rehabilitation of Deir Allah Landfill Site” study was illustrated as a pilot which could be replicated for other landfill sites in the Kingdom. Mr. Abu Drais encouraged relevant stakeholders to request a copy of the study from MoMA or EcoPeace’s Office in Amman.
Ms. Haddaden discussed the proposed rehabilitation options of Deir Allah’s baseline study with his Excellency Mr. Walid Al Masri – Minister of MoMA, who stressed the importance of dealing with the organic waste generated in the Jordan Valley in a manner that could support agricultural activities through the production of compost. It is worth mentioning that the Minister’s recommendation coincides with one of the rehabilitation options addressed in EcoPeace’s Deir Allah study.
The organization future plan is to advocate for an official adaptation of this option by MoMA.
This post is contributed by Samar M. Salma, Media Officer & PR
Media Department/ Amman Office.