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The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has introduced the community-based waste management to its ward no. 69 aiming at engaging community groups in managing solid waste.

The initiatives was taken under the DCC's project titled 'Strengthening of Solid Waste Management (SSWM)' of Dhaka city, which is being implemented from last year with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), said a press release yesterday.

Representatives of the community of the ward organised a discussion on Saturday at Majed Sarder Community Centre to launch the project at their ward.

Chief Waste Management Officer of the DCC MR Chowdhury, deputy resident representative of JICA Bangladesh Bushimata, commissioner of ward no. 69 M Mohon, JICA expert on solid waste management Mahmoud Riad, DCC officials and more than 300 community representatives attended the meeting.

Under the project, the DCC has already introduced the community-based waste management system to several wards of the city carrying out mass awareness campaign for waste disposal.

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