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Proposed Environmental Strategies to Implement District Environmental Programmes



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4.6Proposed Environmental Strategies to Implement District Environmental Programmes

Table 4.16 Proposed Projects, Potential Impacts and Mitigation Measures



Goals

Objectives

Proposed Project

Potential Impacts

Mitigation Measures

To reduce the effects of soil erosion in the district by proper land use management.

  • Initiate the preparation of the district’s integrated land use plan

  • Encourage lining of drainage channels

  • Preparation of Integrated Land Use Plan

  • Construction of storm water drainage

  • None

  • Carrying out EIA

  • Regular cleaning up of channels

To improve waste management efforts through public education and the involvement of private sector.

  • Conduct workshops and seminars

  • Enable private sector partici pation through reasonable rates.

  • Promote recycling of waste

  • Conduct workshops and seminars

  • Privatisation of waste collection

  • Informed community

  • None

To reduce underground water pollution by the use of appropriate technology and regulations.

  • Enforce the lining of pit latrines in the district.

  • Land degradation and soil erosion

  • Loss of vegetation

  • Carrying out EIA

To reduce dependence on fuel wood by promoting other forms of energy and afforestation.

  • Public education

  • Avail seedlings of indigenous trees to people.

  • Organise workshops on environmental issues

  • Intensify public education on the use of alternative energy sources such as coal and solar

  • Distribute seedlings to communities during the National Tree Planting Day

  • Littering

  • Provide waste bins and waste collection points

To reduce the incidence of veldt fires in the district through proper safety measures and legislation.

  • Conduct public education

  • Create fire control committees.

  • Construction and equipping of a fire station

  • Construction and maintenance of fire breaks

  • Loss of vegetation

  • Carrying out EIA



4.7Resource Requirements for DDP 6

4.7.1Issues (Weaknesses) and Strengths for DDP 6:


Having outlined the structural framework desirable for the proper implementation of perceived improved environmental program, it is now fitting to discuss the requisite resources.
Environmental protection is a very costly undertaking. This implicitly means that there will be need for funding. Because of the implicit high cost of the program, funding is probably the single most important resource. The other important resource is management and requisite manpower. Experience has taught us that coordination is a very important element for district level programs. There is also need for capital outlay, which will manifest itself as office space, furniture, equipment, stationery and communication facilities all of which are necessary for operation.
Generally the benefits derived from environmental protection accrue over a very long period rather than in the short term. In addition, the benefits are indirect. Consequently, private operators are reluctant to invest in environmental programs; even governments do not usually pursue environmental programs with adequate commitment. Given these constraints, and indeed the financial constraints, the efforts of government regarding the environment are indeed commendable.

4.7.2Performance Targets, Development Budget and Plan Monitoring


Table 4.17 Proposed Projects, Performance Targets, Budget and Plan Monitoring

Project

Performance Target

Budget

Plan Monitoring

Preparation of Integrated Land Use Plan

Construction of storm water drainage



Plan prepared

Storm Water drainage constructed



P1 000 000

P3 000 000



Preparation and presentation of quarterly progress reports to various district committees and to relevant departments and ministries

Conduct workshops and seminars on waste management

Privatisation of waste collection




Workshops conducted in all villages by the end of the plan period

Collection of waste privatised



P70 000

Not Available



Preparation and presentation of quarterly progress reports to various district committees and to relevant departments and ministries

Construction of a Landfill at Dikwididi

Educate communities on the use of dry compost toilets



Landfill constructed

Workshops conducted



P15 000 000

P70 000


Preparation and presentation of quarterly progress reports to various district committees and to relevant departments and ministries

Organise workshops on environmental issues

Intensify public education on the use of alternative energy sources such as coal and solar

Distribute seedlings to communities during the National Tree Planting Day


Workshops conducted

Seedlings distributed to communities



P70 000

Preparation and presentation of quarterly progress reports to various district committees and to relevant departments and ministries

Construction and equipping of a fire station

Construction and maintenance of fire breaks



Fire station constructed and equipped

Fire breaks Constructed



P6 500 000

Preparation and presentation of quarterly progress reports to various district committees and to relevant departments and ministries


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