In the following months Martijn Otte and David van de Glind will be part of GC’s team. Both Martijn and David are civil engineering students at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. They will be working on their thesis for a project in India. During the next 6 months the students will dedicate their time to finding constructive solutions for the project. We wish Martijn and David the best of luck with their thesis!
With the arrival of 2019 our Waste to Wealth projects are off to a flying start as important steps have been made in order for Nijhuis Industries and GC to cleanse the Hindon River. During our recent visit to the Hindon region we were succesful in tackling the complex challenge of finding land that is large enough for our Waste to Wealth facilities.
The complexity of this issue is linked to the fact that the already densely populated Hindon region continues to grow and urbanize at an incredible pace. We are receiving full support from local Indian governments in Ghaziabad and Muzaffarnagar as well as the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This is an important step within the process as it enables us to make rapid progress in establishing the first bankable Waste to Wealth projects.
On Wednesday, the 17th of October, a delegation of the Dutch Embassy got acquainted with The Special Treat project. The Dutch Embassy delegation, led by the Deputy Head of Mission, was present at our presentation and joined us during the field visit.
We were also honoured by the Municipality Chief Executive of the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly and his staff for accompanying us during the visits to the project locations: Sanitation Blocks in the Nsawam Prison, Public Sanitation Block at the Nsawam market and the Waste Treatment site.
We are thankful that we had the possibility of sharing our ideas and showing the progress made.
Together with the Dutch Embassy in Hanoi, NWP, the Ministery of Infrastructure and Trade, Natec and our consortium (NijhuisIndustries, Solveigh and GC International) a very well attended conference was organized about the impact of the Circular Economy developing integrated and DBFOM solutions to solve some of the most demanding challenges by adopting our unique Waste to Wealth approach to secure Vietnam resilient and circular water, safe and secure food, renewablee energy by turning Waste to Wealth.
Recently, our colleague Robin Jaspers has worked with pleasure in name of GC Foundation on a series of infographics for the 50th anniversary of the Foundation Help a Child (NL: Red een Kind). Help a Child is a development organization that focuses on improving wellbeing of children in vulnerable communities. To achieve this, the foundation not only focuses on the child itself, but also on their families and their village. That approach is such that a village in 7 to 10 years improves in such a way that it can independently build further on a promising future for their children. The Foundation has evaluated its village program and the most important results of these evaluation has been depicted in infographics. View them here https://lnkd.in/d7Bu8pR
Our Waste to Value project in Ghana, also called The Special Treat Project, is making progress. The purpose is to improve the living conditions through improved sanitation, the collection and treatment of waste and waste water and to effectively recover energy, nutrients and compost from residues. This is smart, certainly if you take into account this new way of generating energy creates new jobs. At this moment we are working with more than 50 local people on the several plants.
Our new colleague Tim visited Accra in order to meet our local partners and see the process on the project locations of our Waste to Value project. He also participated in the YEP intervision weekend which kicked off at the residency of the Dutch ambassador. A great experience!
Welcome to our 2 new colleagues Aditi Tallu from India and Tim Huldman! Aditi is in the Netherlands for 2 weeks to get acquainted with our company and of course her colleagues. From Delhi she will carry out work for our projects in India. Tim will soon be leaving for Ghana to assist in our Waste to Value project. Aditi and Tim both participate in the Young Expert Program (YEP) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This week our colleagues were in wonderful Vietnam! Three weeks ago a Vietnamese delegation of NATEC visited us in the Netherlands. Our return visit lead to meetings where we discussed innovative solutions for sand washing, the use of digesters and sustainable rice production. We will help with the setup of a conference in Hanoi to strengthen ties between Vietnamese and Dutch business and knowledge institutions. All in all an unforgettable first business trip! Vietnam is a beautiful country with rapidly growing economy, large swatches of unspoiled wilderness, and cities such as Hanoi, which reminds to beautiful cities such as Paris and Havana. The trip was together with IHC, Nijhuis Industries, Solveigh and NWP. Special thanks go to the Vietnamese Embassy in the Hague.