7 October 2016

PSDI hosts waste management seminars in Dili

Country Dirctor of ADB's Timor-Leste Resident Mission, Paolo
Spantigati, speaks at the opening of PSDI's solid waste
management seminar for government representatives. 
PSDI hosted half-day seminars in Dili on 5 and 7 October to discuss solid waste management reforms proposed in a report prepared for the Government of Timor-Leste.

The Feasibility Study and Due Diligence Report for Dili Solid Waste Management was drafted by ADB in September 2015. It was used to inform the Dili Urban Solid Waste Management Investment Strategy, which the government is currently implementing.

The seminars—one for government officials and one for the private sector—examined options for private sector engagement, as well as technical aspects of the reforms. Each seminar was attended by more than 20 people; officials from the Ministry of State Administration, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment, the Ministry of Education, Dili Municipal Administration, and the Fiscal Reform Commission, as well as UNDP, attended the government seminar, and representatives of companies and social enterprises as well as entrepreneurs attended the private sector seminar.