In the reporting period, CNRS started a new waste management project at Kanchan-1 Drilling Site, Maheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar, with the support of Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation. The Waste Management Services is designed for the management of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes that include the proper collection, transportation, segregation and disposal in line with the applicable legal requirements that will be generated from the Kanchan-1 drilling programme in the land part of Block SS-04 of Bangladesh. CNRS has already completed the construction of the Waste Management Facility, construction of the Segregation Shed, Aeration Pond, Designing Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), and deployment of staff and vehicles. As drilling operations were on hold during the reporting period due to Covid-19, project operation was also on a hold.
Like previous years, the activities of CNRS-Waste Management projects continued with the support of Chevron Bangladesh. Under these projects, CNRS is working on the waste management of the Bibiyana and Jalabad gas fields. The projects aim to put in force sustainable systems of waste collection, segregation and treatment along with a controlled systemic and creative way of reducing waste generation across the project area. The purpose of waste management is to collect and dispose off waste from the project area to keep the environment safe and clean.
The waste management status of `Domestic solid waste Management Project-Bibiyana (DWMP-BY)’ include, a) Collected solid waste: 263,231 kg. b) Total non-recyclable non-useable waste dumping at the dumping ground of Sylhet City Corporation: 95,825 kg. c) Total recyclable waste transportation to Dhaka at different factories for recycling: 14,235 kg. d) Total food waste dumping at the earthen compost pit for composting: 153,171 kg. e) Total plastic container-based compost produced: 250 kg.
The waste management status of `Domestic Solid Waste Management Project-Jalalabad (DWMP-JB)’ include, a) Collected solid waste: 135,348 kg. b) Total non-recyclable and non-useable waste dumping at the dumping ground of Sylhet City Corporation: 28,472 kg. c) Total recyclable waste transportation to Dhaka at different factories for recycling: 18,262 kg. d) Total food waste dumping at the earthen compost pit for composting: 71,556 kg.