Waste mgmt project benefits garbage pickers

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 24, 2014-

A special solid waste management project has helped improve living conditions of informal waste collectors at five municipalities in the Kathmandu valley.

The 36-month Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector Project implemented by Practical Action, an INGO working for the welfare of socially excluded groups, directly benefited 4,341 informal waster workers, the organisation’s

programme chief Shirish Singh said at a programme organised to share project

outcomes.

Singh said at least 25 major waste-based enterprises have been initiated by the informal waste workers with support from the project.

Published: 25-05-2014 09:31

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