The Honiara City Council (HCC) with the national Government on Tuesday commenced cleaning up of locations destroyed following November’s rioting, looting and burning.
The disaster waste clean-up is part of the HCC’s overall response under the unrest’s disaster clean-up plan for 2021.
The joint clean-up effort was developed by the HCC, National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID), Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Health, Police Fire Rescue and other key disaster and waste management agencies.
From the plan, the disaster waste clean-up has three phases comprising of six stage clean-up concepts.
Phase 1: Clean-up preparation that covers stages 1 and 2 of the concepts.
Phase 2: Clean-up of Disaster Wastes containing hazardous materials and general wastes.
Phase 3: Post clean-up. This covers stage 6 of the clean-up concept that will include Lessons Learnt Workshop that would also help to provide valuable lessons and recommendations to the development of the national Disaster Waste Management Plan.
Before the clean-up yesterday, a pre-clean up meeting and brief took place on Monday.
The briefing were attended by the property and business owners.
Clean-up on the site is making progress.
By FOLLET JOHN