Pakistan

EHABILITATION OF WASTE MANAGEMENT BAGH (PAKISTAN)



Funding: EU Commission Programme: EU ASIA PROECO II
Schedule: 2007-2008
Leading partner: Tomas Kocian (PIN, Prag/CR)
Experts: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Fricke, Dr.-Ing. Florian Kölsch


Partner:
People in Need (Prag, CR)
TU Braunschweig, Dept. of Waste and Resource Management (Prof. Fricke)
Dr. Kölsch Geo- und Umwelttechnik GmbH (Dr. Kölsch)
COMSATS Institute for Information Technology, (Abbotabad, Pakistan)
Municipality of Bagh (Pakistan)
NGO Lok Parya (Islamabad, Pakistan)


Location:
Bagh, Jammu and Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Problem:
In October 2005 a heavy Earthquake hit the North-East of Pakistan. Thousands of people were killed. The infrastructure was completely destroyed. Supported by EC the waste management in Bagh will be rehabilitated.

Aim:
All components of a modern waste management will be implemented in Bagh (collection, biowaste collection, composting facility, landfill. Contructing a landfill in the mountainous area is a ambitious task for the engineers. The pictures illustrate the measures:

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Photo credit: Tanja Borowiec/Alle Rechte bei der TU-Braunschweig

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Photo credit: Tanja Borowiec/Alle Rechte bei der TU-Braunschweig
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Photo credit: Tanja Borowiec/Alle Rechte bei der TU-Braunschweig


It was anticipated to design a local-specific technical solution. the landfill is sealed with a 1.5 mm geomembrane on top of a 20 cm compacted clay layer. The landfill body will act as an additional barrier, because it is operated as a MBT-landfill. Emissions and efforts for leachate treatment shall be minimized.