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dc.contributor.authorZuhair, Ahmed Hassaan-
dc.identifier.citationZuhair, A. H. (2017). Environmental management plan for the proposed development of island waste management center in F. Magoodhoo. Male': Maldivesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe proposed development of Island Waste Management Center (IWMC) in Faafu Atoll Magoodhoo is funded by the Public Sector Investment Program (PSIP) of the Government of Maldives. The aim of this project is to alleviate current waste management problems endured by the island community and thereby improve the overall environmental and public health condition of the island. The proposed IWMC will be developed in a 630 square meters’ area located in the reclaimed area on the south side of the island. The scope of works also includes repairing of the incinerator adjacent to the site. The site adheres to the conditions set forth in the land approval letter of Maldives Land and Survey Authority (MLSA) by maintaining an adequate green buffer from the residential area and also shore protection is established at the shoreline towards south and east of the IWMC. Only 2 mature coconut palms and 9 mature trees (portia trees) are found at the project site, therefore, minimal site clearance work will be required. The palms and trees will be relocated to other parts of the island as much as possible. No environmentally protected or sensitive site is present close to the IWMC. The project will provide basic infrastructure necessary to manage waste at island level and ensure composting is undertaken in the island. After completion of civil works, the IWMC will be operated by the Island Council in accordance to the Island Waste Management Plan. Training on composting for island level staffs and machinery such as, shredders, wood chippers and bottle crushers will be provided to facilitate adequate functioning of the IWMC. Waste that is not manageable at the island level will be stored and regularly transferred to a regional waste management facility (RWMF). All civil works of the project are expected to be completed within 6 months. Environmental impacts of the project were evaluated using the Rapid Impact Assessment Method (RIAM). Majority of the impacts envisaged for the project are highly positive. The project is expected to bring numerous economic benefits to the island community, in additional to the perceivable environmental and public health related benefits. The only permanent negative impact likely to occur as a result of the project is related to the removal of vegetation. However, the amount of vegetation clearance involved is minimal and therefore, if the mitigation measures proposed in this management plan are adhered, almost all the negative impacts can be brought to an acceptable level. The monitoring program proposed in the EMP will ensure the implementation of the mitigation measures and assist in the identification of unforeseen impacts throughout the project. Overall, the project is expected to provide significant socio-economic and environmental benefits for the local community.en_US
dc.subjectProject descriptionen_US
dc.subjectExisting environmenten_US
dc.subjectImpacts identificationen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental monitoringen_US
dc.subjectMitigation measuresen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental management plan for the proposed development of island waste management center in F. Magoodhooen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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