Sunday 2 October 2022 – 07:11
The Municipality of Casablanca is working with the government to establish a center for the disposal and value-adding of household waste, worth around AED 3,148 million.
The group is expected to ratify, at its October session next Wednesday, an agreement between the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, the vilayets of the Casablanca-Settat region and the debtors to establish the center.
This agreement is within the framework of the state support of local authorities in the implementation of the national program for the management of household and similar waste, which is aimed mainly at the restoration and development of waste treatment systems and increasing their efficiency at the environmental and social level.
The Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, according to the agreement reviewed by Hespress, is contributing approximately AED 1,457.30 million, while the Ministry of the Interior, through the General Directorate of Communities, is contributing approximately AED 524.7 million; Provided that the municipality of Casablanca mobilizes the rest through delegated measures.
Within the framework of this project, a waste processing and valorization plant will be implemented, including a plant for the production of fuel from waste, as well as the construction of facilities for the processing of succulent waste.
The Municipality of Casablanca will also use this financial amount to set up a marshalling unit, in addition to closing the current terminal, as well as various completion and preparation works.
The move comes as part of mitigating the impact of waste on the environment and conserving natural resources, prompting officials to look for a sustainable solution for managing household and similar waste.