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AUICK Action Plan Progress Report, 2010

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3.8. First 2008 Workshop on Domestic Waste and Greening - Population and Environment Management in Urban Planning

First 2008 Workshop

First 2008 Workshop Action Plan Progress Reports

First 2008 Workshop

Similar to the First 2006 Workshop, the First 2008 Workshop had the theme of “Population and Environmental Management in Urban Planning - Domestic Waste and Greening”, held from 28 May to 7 June 2008. Its participants were senior officials of AAC environmental or waste management departments, interpreters and UNFPA Vietnam Office staff. The program included presentations on Kobe’s waste management and urban greening programs, case studies from the AACs, and visits to sanitary landfill and incineration plants, urban parks equipped with disaster prevention facilities, and recycling and environmental education facilities.


First 2008 Workshop Action Plan Progress Reports


For the solid waste produced by Chittagong’s four million people, there is no proper landfill site, leading to open dumping around the city, and environmental pollution. An Action Plan was formulated for a new sanitary 100-acre landfill, incorporating daily soil cover, concrete base, leachate treatment and methane gas release pipes to minimize environmental impact. Media awareness campaigns and local motivational networks were planned for residents’ approval. Unfortunately, the Workshop participant’s absence from his post means a status report is unavailable.
Plan status: non-implementation 


The Action Plan for Weihai proposed the development of an urban park to contain disaster shelter facilities for citizens, and the construction of a comprehensive waste disposal center for the city’s rapidly growing waste treatment demand. Inter-departmental consultations planned the rebuilding of a large urban park, approved by the government. The project’s completion is due by the end of 2010. The waste disposal center plan secured investment of 0.28 billion yuan, and its planning is complete. Using the BOT (build-operate-transfer) method, civil construction and equipment ordering are underway. The center will be operational by the end of 2010, when it will treat 700 tons of waste per day.
Plan status: significant implementation 


Aside from some urban parks and roadsides, many areas of Chennai lacked greenery in 2008. The Action Plan landscaped a 3km-by-800m beach on the city’s east coast with greenery, to absorb CO² emitted by increasing visitors. The landscaping provides a natural recreation area with wildlife and plant species, and includes the development of a water line. Implementation is on course for completion in 2010.
Plan status: significant implementation 



Annual inter-district competitions in cleanliness and greening activities are held in Surabaya. The Action Plan aimed to increase community participation, and now all of Surabaya’s 31 districts take part, short-listed to 10, and then 3 districts. Media and citizen groups promote the competitions, judged by the local university, NGOs and Surabaya City Government. The Mayor rewards successful districts with the ‘Mayor Challenge Trophy’, and after one year of the plan’s implementation, 1,832 citizens were participating.
Plan status: full implementation 


Kuantan’s plan was to raise youth environmental awareness through educational and artistic activities, arranged with the Department of Community Services and Tourism and Kuantan District Education Department. Although planned, the competitions are not yet implemented.
Plan status: partial implementation 


The Action Plan for Faisalabad proposed strictly enforced waste segregation and door-to-door collection to cover an estimated 400,000 people in 1,500-2,500 households. Three types of plastic bag for waste segregation would be provided to householders (later purchased) to be filled and taken to special containers. The campaign would involve local media, political leaders, NGOs and students. Unfortunately, the Action Plan’s progress was not communicated to AUICK.
Plan status: non-implementation 


To promote at-source waste segregation in Olongapo, the Action Plan created an information, education and communication (IEC) campaign at grade-school level. In a pilot area of six elementary schools, a planning and monitoring committee was developed to oversee a series of seminars and training sessions. These encourage effective waste segregation and disposal, composting and recycling activities, and were incorporated into school curricula from April, 2009.
Plan status: full implementation 


Khon Kaen 

Khon Kaen has limited landfill space for increasing waste, creating environmental and health issues. The Action Plan aimed to reduce waste by increasing citizen awareness. Starting in 5 pilot communities of 84, leaders received 3R training with emphasis on reducing waste. Partnerships were created among sorting/recycling centers, markets and shops, and citizens participated in idea-sharing discussion sessions, motivational events, and city clean-up days. A target is set to reduce the city’s waste from 150 tons/day by 10% to 135 tons/day, and each community is to be assessed, with rewards for model communities. The program will then be expanded.
Plan status: signifcant implementation 


Disaster contingency planning in Danang lacked MCH components in 2007, so the Action Plan informed local authorities on their urgent need, as this required the collaboration of the Health Department. A special City Committee for MCH in Natural Disasters was created within the government’s disaster management organization, which included administration officials, health agencies, and the police and military, which always play a major role in managing natural disasters, like the annual typhoons that hit Danang. Committee members are assigned roles, and an extensive checklist outlines tasks for disaster preparedness. For sustainability, the system is reviewed annually, or after each disaster situation occurs.
Plan status: full implementation



AUICK Action Plan Progress Report, 2010


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 3.1.

Chapter 3.2.

Chapter 3.3.

Chapter 3.4.

Chapter 3.5.

Chapter 3.6.

Chapter 3.7.

Chapter 3.8.

Chapter 3.9.

Chapter 4

Chapter 5



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