Dhaka Host Training on Integrated Resource and Recovery Center (IRRC)

UCLG ASPAC, UNESCAP and Waste Concern Bangladesh jointly organized a training on Integrated Resource and Recovery Center (IRRC) for the cities potentially selected as candidate to implement the Solid Waste Management Pilot Project and IRRC approach. The training was held in Dhaka City, Bangladesh on 14-16 December 2015.

Indonesian participants are Malang City, Malang Regency and Jambi City.

The training was very productive and gave opportunity to the participants to analyze cost and benefit of the IRRC approach. The training program could increase knowledge of the participants on the challenges, trends and opportunities in waste-to-energy projects and technologies in developing countries in Asia-Pacific, focusing on the production of biogas through anaerobic digestion.

The program offers step-by-step guidelines on how to implement an anaerobic digestion waste-to-energy plant as part of an Integrated Resource Recovery Centre (IRRC).


The training was attended by the representatives of related agency that would be involved in implementing the IRRC approach such as cleansing agency, public work agency and environmental bureau.

Iftekhar Enayetullah and Maqsood, the Waste Concern’s co-founder Sinha, successfully led this training and both shared about the success factors of municipalities in implementing waste management.  The training’s content included development of anaerobic digestion technology as part of IRRC, step-by-step operation of anaerobic digestion technology, including testing and matching product to established key performance indicators and made field tour to Katchpur IRRC; sight seeing on the IRRC facility, step-by-step demonstration of anaerobic digestion technology.