Seminar

Engineering Research Seminar Series 3, 2012: Role of National Solid Waste Management Department towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Malaysia

Dato’ Dr Nadzri Yahaya, Director General from Department of National Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia


Date: 2012-03-27
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
Venue: Plenary Theatre 2-01-01 (Building 2, Level 1)


Abstract

Municipal solid waste collected in Malaysia is increasing every year and presently large portion of the waste is disposed by land filling method. The National strategic plan for solid waste management has estimated the cost of treating per tonne of the solid waste to be doubled in next few years. The scope of the talk is to enlighten the audience about the past, present and future direction of Malaysia in processing the solid waste.

About the Speaker

Dato’ Dr Nadzri Yahaya is the Director General of the newly formed Department of National Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Housing and Local Government since July 2007. He also held various posts in the then Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment as Assistant Director in the Conservation and Environmental Management Division (CEMD), from 1993-1997, and subsequently as the Principal Assistant Director of the same division from 2000 to 2002.

In 2002, he became the Deputy Director in the Climate Change and Pollution Control Unit of CEMD under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and later assumed the post of Deputy Undersecretary in the Climate Change and Pollution Control Unit of CEMD in 2004. At international level, he has vast experienced in negotiating various multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) on behalf of the government of Malaysia from 1993 until 2006.