Mozambican government studies construction of landfill site for industrial waste

18 January 2012

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 Jan – The Mozambican government is studying the possibility of building a landfill site in Tete province for hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste, which may be located in Moatize said the executive secretary of the National Environment Fund (Funab).

Cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias, Carlos Seventine said that the site, construction of which is expected to cost US$10 million, would likely be located in the Moatize district where several international groups operate in the coal mining sector, and will have capacity to receive 300 tons of industrial waste per month.

Seventine also said that in this initial phase of the project involved finding resources to build the site and pre-feasibility studies were being carried out to choose the exact location of the landfill site, which was expected to happen in the first half of this year.

Funab’s involvement in this project is the result of its experience in managing the Mavoco industrial landfill site, built in 2005 and used to dump hazardous waste from the Mozal aluminium foundry and other companies operating in the area. (macauhub)