Angolan government to spend US$1.4 billion on building landfill sites

11 July 2014

The Angolan government plans soon to start the process of building facilities for future waste landfill sites, the country’s Environment Minister Fátima Jardim said Wednesday in Lubango, Huíla province.

“We are going to launch structures linked to future landfill sites, whether they are urban and for domestic waste, or sanitary, a process that will consolidate the execution of the Strategic National Waste Plan approved by the government in August 2012,” the minister said.

The programme is also intended to select areas for the landfill sites and waste treatment systems as well as surveying the number of operators that carry out this activity in order to provide them with proper resources.

The Strategic National Solis Urban Waste Plan (Pesgru) is estimated to cost US$1.4 billion and will be carried out by 2020. (macauhub/AO)