CAR / ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

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The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), through its Indonesian military engineering, is executing projects aimed at preventing or reducing negative effects on the environment, in particular pollution of soil and air, and of groundwater in the country. MINUSCA

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STORY: CAR / ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
TRT: 01:37
SOURCE: MINUSCA
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 APRIL 2021, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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1. Various shots excavators working on the landfill
2. Wide shot, new waste cells being constructed
3. Various shots, Central African authorities and MINUSCA, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Lizbeth Cullity at the site
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Lizbeth Cullity, Deputy Special Representative, MINUSCA:
“Today we also mark Earth Day. The theme for this 51th edition is Restore our Earth. We all need a nourishing, healthy earth to guarantee our subsistence means, our health and our happiness.”
5. Various shots, graders leveling the new landfill
6. Wide shot, waste cells and leachate ponds
7. Wide shot, engineers surveying the landfill
8. Wide shots, Central African authorities and MINUSCA and UNOPS officials looking on
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Thierry Kamach, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central African Republic:
“Indeed, the management of the municipal solid waste is a major issue. Beyond collecting the waste, managing and processing it raises huge problems, whatever the volume that needs to be processed.”
10. Various shots, residents of Kolongo and the city of Bangui

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The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), through its Indonesian military engineering, is executing projects aimed at preventing or reducing negative effects on the environment, in particular pollution of soil and air, and of groundwater in the country.

In compliance with Environmental Protection Directives (EPD) MINUSCA continues to perform regular maintenance works at the Kolongo Landfill site located in the 6th arrondissement of Bangui, about 7km from the city Centre.

This work is being implemented as part of MINUSCA's environmental policy and to further the Mission's efforts to reduce the overall environmental footprint, including the implementation of environmentally sound waste management.

SOUNDBITE (French) Lizbeth Cullity, Deputy Special Representative, MINUSCA:
“Today we also mark Earth Day. The theme for this 51th edition is Restore our Earth. We all need a nourishing, healthy earth to guarantee our subsistence means, our health and our happiness.”

The work will consist of leveling the municipal landfill and ensuring proper waste management at the site. There are three waste cells and leachate ponds. MINUSCA will construct three additional waste cells through United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the implementing partner contracted to further develop the remedial plan and costs.

SOUNDBITE (French) Thierry Kamach, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central African Republic:
“Indeed, the management of the municipal solid waste is a major issue. Beyond collecting the waste, managing and processing it raises huge problems, whatever the volume that needs to be processed.”

The project aims to improve solid waste management in the municipality of Bangui and reduce the associated risks to the residents of Kolongo and the city of Bangui. The overall funding for this large-scale project is $2,839,481.

In July 2017, MINUSCA, with assistance of the UN Environment’s Rapid Environment and Climate Technical Assistance (REACT) conducted an assessment on its overall waste management and recommendations were made for Kolongo Landfill Remediation.
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