FSM and JICA aims for the promotion of solid waste management through implementation of JPRISM II

The Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries Phase II (JPRISM II) is once again underway for the Federated States of Micronesia. The overall goal is “Sustainable management of solid waste in the Pacific region is enhanced based on Pacific Waste and Pollution Management Strategy 2016-2025(Cleaner Pacific 2015)”, which was adopted by the 26th SPREP Meeting in September 2015.
The first delegation of a Basic Design Team on JPRISM II headed by Mr. Junji Ishizuka from Global Environmental Department of JICA Headquarters along with three consultants from EX Research Institute, Ltd., and KOKUSAI KOGYO CO., LTD visited each State in the FSM from June 8th to July 4th, 2016 to discuss on the Project contents for working out the framework of the Project with related authorities from the National and State departments such as Office of Environment & Emergency Management (OEEM), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Pohnpei, Chuuk, & Yap, Yap Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T), Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DT&I) of Pohnpei and Chuuk, Pohnpei Waste Management Services (PWMS), and Kosrae Island Resource Management (KIRMA). On 11th Aug, the second Basic Design Team on JPRISM II mission, headed by Mr. Mimpei Ito, held a final consultation meeting along with invited representatives from counterpart agencies of Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae and SPREP, in which they concluded the contents of the Project Design Matrix (PDM), Plan of Operation (PO), and the draft Record of Discussion (R/D).
Through the assistance of JPRISM II, each state will revise the current State Solid Waste Management Strategy (SSWMS) in line with the Cleaner Pacific (2016-2015). Good practices of solid waste management/3R in country and the region will be also promoted during the phase II. OEEM will also support those activities. Furthermore, improvement of waste collection in Yap and Kosrae is expected during the project.
The project expects to commence at the end of this year 2016.