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:
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.