Equipment installing ceremony for the plant was held on Thursday
PRISM Bangladesh Foundation with the support of Japanese government has started a project for medical waste management in Rangpur district.
PRISM Bangladesh Foundation with the support ofJapanese government through Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) is implementing the project, a press release from the Japanese Embassy said, reports UNB.
Equipment installing ceremony for the medical waste management plant was held in Rangpur city on Thursday.
Japan has provided around Tk7 lakh to PRISM Bangladesh for installing equipment for medical waste management while RCC granted land for the construction of the plant.
Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh Shinto Yasuharu, Mayor of Rangpur City Md Mostafizar Rahman, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Syed Enamul Kabir, Director, Department of Environment (Rangpur Division) AbulKalam Azad and Director of PRISM Bangladesh Golam Farook attended the launching ceremony.
On completion of the equipment installation, PRISM will be capable of collecting medical wastes from 240 Health Care Establishments (HCEs), in Rangpur city and will also manage it accordingly.
Rangpur city has no facility to deal with the hazardous medical wastes yet.
Japan, with a view to enhancing economic and social human security at the grassroots level, has supported 193 NGO projects through GGHSP since 1989.
Japan has already provided around $15 million to NGOs in Bangladesh till date.