03/09/2013 Executing the Regional Strategy on cutting UP POPs emissions in Port Sudan

In the framework of executing the Regional Strategy on cutting UP POPs emissions and in collaboration with the Red Sea University, Marine Environmental Protection Administration and the Red Sea State Cleaning Corporation, the Regional Organization for the Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden organized a National Training Workshop on  Importance of Sound Waste Management in Cutting UP POPs Emissions on the Sudanese Coast of the Red Sea. & Introduction to CAMEO Package for Modeling Spread of Gaseous Chemicals. The workshop was carried out on September 3rd-4th 2013 at the Distance Learning Unit in the Red Sea University. It was inaugurated by H E Minister of Environment and Tourism of the Red Sea State, Director of the Red Sea University and PERSGA Representative Dr. Mohammad Badran. The National Speakers thanked PERSGA for organizing the workshop and urged the participants to make the best possible use out of it. PERSGA representative in turn thanked Sudan and the Red Sea State for hosting the workshop. The event was coordinated at the national level by Prof Ahmad Abd el Aziz Dean of Scientific Research, Red Sea University. Mr. Othman Khalil Director of the Red Sea State Cleaning Corporation has also been closely involved in the organizing the workshop. About thirty national specialists in addition to four specialists from PERSGA participated in the workshop, which witnessed four technical sessions and a session for drafting conclusions and recommendations.

The workshop came out with a number of recommendations. Main recommendations include the essentiality of improving legislations concerning environmental protection; completing the designs and operating the scientifically based selected landfills following international standards, acknowledging that one landfill could be enough at the time being but with the rapid expansion of the population south of Port Sudan it is essential that another landfill would be considered for that area; enhancing environmental trust funds at the national and state levels with contributions of the Ports and Oil Terminals as they may face numerous types of pollution, considering establishing an environmental and ecological unit in the Maritime Emergency Centre; encouraging competition between different companies and between the private and public sectors as a tool for improving services and cutting the cost of waste management making use of household services.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden