Panaji: November 21, 2018 … Shri Sudhir Mahajan, Secretary Urban Development Govt. of Goa inaugurated one day International Conference on Environment Friendly Handling and Recovery of Construction and Demolition Waste in Goa organized by Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) in collaboration with SINTFF, CPUD and FS Academy of Applied Development (IAAD) at a function in Taj Vivanta Panaji yesterday.
On the occasion MoU between GWMC and SINTEF, Norway was also signed.
Ms. Ann Ollestad, Consul General, Mumbai, Shri K M Soni, Additional Director General, Central Public Works Department, Dr. Christian J. Engelsen, Scientist, SINTEF, Norway, Dr. Gaurav Bhatiani, IL and FS Academy of Applied Development, Shri Sanjit Rodrigues, Managing Director, Goa Waste Management Corporation, Smt. Sharmila Montera, Member Secretary Pollution Control Board Govt. of Goa were present on the occasion.
Shri Mahajan, while addressing the gathering lauded the initiative taken by Goa Waste Management Corporation and central. Handling Construction and Demolition (CND) waste has always remained a challenge since it contains various wastes he said. He further put forth his suggestions towards the segregation of wastes. He said the signing of this MoU will definitely help bring some technical solution how waste can be managed.
Ms. Ann Ollestad, while speaking on the occasion said that signing a deal and moving forward is very important, She said that if we bring modern technology to recycling then India has bright future. She further hoped that others will use this MoU as example to follow and said that awareness about this among the people in Goa is extremely important to make this a success.
Shri K M Soni, speaking on the occasion briefed about the establishment of Central Public Works Department (CPWD).CND waste is not waste it is a kind of resource and to convert waste into resource everyone needs to get involved in it he added. He further said that this initiative is also a part of Swatch Bharat.
Shri Sanjit Rodrigues, Managing Director, Goa Waste Management Corporation,welcomed the gathering, Dr. Gaurav Bhatiani, IL and FS Academy of Applied Development proposed the vote of thanks and Shri Richord Dias compered the function.