Mozambique: Portuguese firm begins garbage collection in Maputo

23 July 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 23 July – EGF, a subsidiary of Portuguese water utility AdP, began daily garbage collections in central Maputo on Tuesday, company sources said.

EGF won a public tender contract in partnership with Mozambican partner Neoquimica for a three-year concession to collect garbage from 750 new containers in the capital from an area producing around 100 tons of garbage daily.

The area covered by the tender does not include illegal housing and roads on the outskirts fo Maputo, known as “cidade do caniço.”

The refuse collection scheme in Maputo involves investment of over US$1 million, funded by the World Bank, and will create 40 local jobs.

Last April the local authorities tendered out suburban cleaning and grabage collection services to MOzambican companies and South Africa’s Enviroservice. (macauhub)