Mozambique: Portuguese-South African consortium to clean up city of Maputo

14 February 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 14 Feb – The consortium made up of Portuguese companies EGF and South Africa’s Neoquimica has won the tender for cleaning up the Maputo urban area, over the next three years, the councillor for Health and Hygiene said Wednesday in Maputo.

Speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, councillor João Shwalbach said that the eocncession included placing “750 new containers and a new fleet of cars,” in Maputo.

To clean up the suburban area of the city, the tender was won by South African company Environment Service, Shwalbach added.

The Maputo municipal authorities are hoping for “profound improvements” in the cleanliness of the Mozambican capital, according to Shwalbach, produces around 1,100 tons of garbage per day.

EGF, a sub-holding of the Águas de Portugal group for the waste business, in Portugal in partnership with 13 municipal areas manages the multi-municipal systems for treatment of solid urban waste. (macauhub)