Chinese company builds waste recycling plant in Luanda, Angola

19 July 2017

The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been contracted by the Angolan government to build a solid waste recycling plant in Luanda for an investment of US$195 million, according to official information.

The factory, when it goes into operation, will also generate power.

Under the strategic plan for waste management, the Angolan Environment Ministry and CHEC signed a memorandum for construction of landfill sites.

According to a report from Portuguese news agency Lusa, the government said the investment was required to build the Kilamba city landfill site – on the outskirts of Luanda – and “simultaneously respond to the problem of the capacity to treat waste produced in the city of Luanda every day.”

By 2020 the Angolan government plans to build landfill sites in all 18 provincial capitals, seven of which are in the execution phase. (macauhub)