NAAL, with the help of Velsen, donated 702concrete composting bins to the Municipal Council of Matara. On 10 October 2010 the first set of bins were handed over to the Mayor in the presence of a large number of recipients at a function at Nupe. The Mayor, M C members, Chairperson of Isadeen town Citizen’s Committee and also Mr.Mahinda Ediriweera the Executive Director of “Rural Friends” who manufactured the concrete composting bins were present.Mayor thanked the NAAL and SOS Velsen for helping in the project of solid waste management. He said NAAL has supported a number of projects for the Matara Municipality. Mr. SPC Kumarasinghe, President NAAL, explained the history of the relationship of NAAL with Velsen and NAAL was happy to help the City of Matara in its Solid Waste Management project to reduce the volume of solid waste transported by composting bio degradable waste in to compost at their homes and promote people to use compost in their home gardens
Certification from Municipal Engineers has been received for the quality of the compost bins. Total Project Cost was LKR 1,898,431/56.
As a follow- up NAAL committee decided to obtain a list of the recipients. A Survey to obtain information from the recipients of Composting bins was done and a Summary Report was sent to the Donor. Lessons learnt from the project will be useful for future projects.