Students from Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh visited Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) Office campus on November 5. More than 30 students along with two professors came for an exposure tour and also to learn about the activities carried out by the organisation. Dr Nordan Otzer, Executive Director of LEDeG, gave a presentation about the Liveable Leh project which is funded by European Union and co-funded by BMZ.
He shared with the students that the Project aims to tackle the escalating problems in urban areas of Leh town. He further added that the Project will work in four keys areas: water and wastewater management, solid waste management, urban mobility (including promoting pedestrianisation), and open and green public spaces.
Later, the students went to see the public toilet at Zangsti where Rishav Paul, an architect and designer of the Zangsti public toilet, informed them about the aesthetics, design and material used in the construction of the toilet. He shared that maximum effort had been put on using local materials for the toilet and he also added that the toilet was designed in such a way that the water doesn’t freeze in winters.
Then, the students proceeded towards Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant (FSTP) where Tamchos Gurmet, senior engineer, shared information about the design and working of the plant.