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Maldives: Greater Male Waste to Energy Project (formerly Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project - Project 2)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51077-003 Status: Proposed

The project will:

(i) establish an integrated regional solid waste management system in Greater Male consisting of collection, transfer, treatment using advanced waste-to-energy (WTE) technology, disposal, recycling, and dumpsite closure and remediation;

(ii) strengthen institutional capacities for solid waste services delivery and environmental monitoring, and improve public awareness in reduce-reuse-recycle (3R); and

(iii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create a cleaner environment, and improve climate change resilience.

Project Details

Project Officer
Di Mario, Luca South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Maldives
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Greater Male Waste to Energy Project (formerly Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project - Project 2)
Project Number 51077-003
Country Maldives
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project - Project 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 35.18 million
Loan: Greater Male Waste to Energy Project (formerly Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project - Project 2)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 38.21 million
TA: Greater Male Waste to Energy Project (formerly Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project - Project 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural solid waste management

Energy / Energy utility services

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The project will:

(i) establish an integrated regional solid waste management system in Greater Male consisting of collection, transfer, treatment using advanced waste-to-energy (WTE) technology, disposal, recycling, and dumpsite closure and remediation;

(ii) strengthen institutional capacities for solid waste services delivery and environmental monitoring, and improve public awareness in reduce-reuse-recycle (3R); and

(iii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create a cleaner environment, and improve climate change resilience.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Greater Mal capital region and its outer islands (classified as Zone 3 in the National Solid Waste Management Policy and the most populated in the country), suffers from severe environmental pollution and deteriorating livability due to inadequate collection and haphazard disposal of solid waste. Open dumping and burning of garbage at the 30-year-old 10-hectare dumpsite on Thilafushi Island (6 kilometers from Mal ) creates a significant environmental and public health hazard. Plumes of smoke visible from the capital city Mal , the international airport, and surrounding resorts compromise air quality and pose a daily nuisance to residents and tourists, while toxic leachate contaminates soil and groundwater. Greater Mal and its 32 inhabited outer islands lack an organized and sustainable waste management system for the 774 tons of mixed solid waste generated per day (tpd). With rapid urbanization and tourism development in the region, waste generation is expected to grow to 924 tpd by 2022. This increasing pressure on an already stressed waste management system poses a significant threat to tourism and fisheries, both of which rely heavily on the country's pristine environment and are cornerstones to the Maldives economy. Poor communities in outer islands suffer from accumulated garbage with limited awareness and capacity to effectively manage solid waste.
Impact A healthy living environment created in Greater Mal region and its outer islands.
Outcome Climate- and disaster-resilient SWM services improved in Greater Mal region
Outputs

Climate-resilient regional waste management facility developed

Institutional capacity in sustainable solid waste treatment (WTE) strengthened, and community awareness in WTE and 3R improved

Geographical Location Maale
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Di Mario, Luca
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Ameenee Magu, Block 379, Male', Republic
of Maldives
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Jul 2019
Fact Finding 17 Nov 2019 to 21 Nov 2019
MRM 17 Mar 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Jul 2019

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
51077-MLD: Greater Male Waste to Energy Project [Package 5] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for prequalification Closed 29 May 2019 04 Aug 2019
51077-MLD: Greater Male Waste to Energy Project [Package 5] - ORIGINAL Invitation for prequalification Closed 23 May 2019 18 Jul 2019
51077-MLD: Greater Male Waste to Energy Project Advance Notice Active 21 May 2019

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