A special team from Germany arrived on Sunday (28 June 2015) at Vijayawada, deployed by a delegation from Singapore to study the solid waste management practice of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC). Solid waste management initiative has been one of the primary focus point for the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
The team already conducted meetings with several important officials on authority, such as Mayor Koneru Sridhar and G Veerapandian, VMC Commissioner. The team shared their views on segregation of recyclable materials in each colony before accumulating the massive dumps at Jakkampudi and Singhnagar yards in the city vicinity.
The team also spent time at the Singhnagar yard to study the method of garbage collection inside the city. The VMC is said to have requested the German team to submit a detailed report so that cost effective best practices can be applied, taking a cue from the best.