Integrated Solid Waste Management of Baalbek Caza

Background


The Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Project aims to introduce in Lebanon the techniques of a modern system to manage waste, reducing the amounts being disposed into landfills, recovering material and energy, and producing compost for various uses. The Ministry of Environment, through the UNDP Energy and Environment Programme, is undertaking the implementation of the Integrated Solid Waste Management activities in an environmentally sound manner.

 

The MoE tasks (through UNDP) consisted originally of constructing a modern sanitary landfill with the rehabilitation and restoration of the Kayal dumpsites. While OMSAR undertook the construction of the sorting/composting facilities with funds from the EU, and COSV the biogas and electricity generation plant, also with EU funds. However, based on the outcomes

Achievements & Expected Results

Expected Results

 

R.1.Executive Design of a sanitary landfill (at least 200.000 m3) completed according to the European standards of reference and handed over to OMSAR who will execute the related works with funds from the EU;

 

R.2.The Archeological Site of Baalbek (Roman Cave), actually used as a public dump, is closed as the first step towards its full rehabilitation;

 

R.3.Technical Officers of the Ministry of Environment are supported, trained and capacitated with specific focus on Waste

Management;

 

R.4.The Baalbek maintenance workshop is rehabilitated and improved, as well as other technical facilities for the operation of the MSW collection equipment;

 

R.5.The bioenergy co-generator is procured for the successful operation of the COSV biogas production plant.

 

 

Achievements as of December 2014

 

-Executive Design of a sanitary landfill (at least 200.000 m3) is completed according to the European standards of reference and handed over to OMSAR who will execute related works with funds from the EU;

 

-A Master  Plan for the "Integrated Solid  Waste  Management for  the Cazas of Baalbek and Hermel" is completed and  adopted by all partners;

 

-The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA),already  approved by MoE is updated and adjusted as per  the European

Standards;

 

-The General  Operation Plan (GOP) along  with  the Agreement signed  between the  Italian Development Cooperation and The Ministry of Environment,are modified,to incorporate the new  tasks  as per  the  recommendations of the  Master  Pian, and approved;

 

-The Contract between UNDP and  LACECO is modified to include  the  assessment and field  survey for the improvement of the secondary collection system, and support UNDP in the implementation of the  immediate actions as proposed by the  Master Plan road  map;

 

Issues & Difficulties

-Political instability and  security situation in the  country

Donors



Donors Amount
ITA $2,476,190.00
Total $2,476,190.00
Year    
Expenditures
2011 $0.00
2012 $153,077.70
Total $153,077.70
Overview
Status
Active
Project Period
01 January 2011 - 31 December 2016