President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for proper programme for solid waste which is a major threat to the environment. He pointed out that every state and private institution should fulfill their duties correctly on this issue.
The President made these remarks yesterday (June 25) at the Progress Review Meeting of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.
Discussion related to Mahaweli Development was held at the auditorium of Mahaweli Development Ministry while discussion on environment was held at the auditorium of Environment Ministry in Battaramulla.
During these discussions special attention was paid on Solid Waste Management. They further discussed about the proposed projects for Solid Waste Management, as well as issues and solutions regarding the implementation of those projects.
At this meeting special attention was paid to the issue of Solid Waste Management and the current projects, difficulties faced when implementing those projects and possible solutions that can be given to those issues on Solid Waste Management were discussed in detail.
Here, the representatives revealed that the Local Government officials are not doing their duties properly is a major problem. Attention was also paid to issues relating to finding a suitable section of land to discharge the waste and illegal discharge of hazardous waste.
When discussed about the Mahaweli Development, review the progress of the projects implemented by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and future plans were discussed in detail.
The President instructed the officials to draw attention to problems such as the conducting of Dam Protection Projects without using proper standards.
Attention was also paid to the progress of the Moragahakanda resettlement process.