The end of the junkyards in Cape Verde will cost 2.7 ME and Santiago will have a landfill for 190 tons

The closure, relocation and requalification of the dumps in Cape Verde will cost CVE 300 million (2.7 million euros). The opening of the Santiago landfill, with a capacity for 190 thousand tons of waste per year, will happen "soon."

The information was advanced, today, by the executive director of the National Water and Sanitation Authority (ANAS), Inácio Pereira, during a press conference about the treatment and management of waste in the rainy season.

According to Inácio Pereira, within the framework of the "Plano Estratégico para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável 2016-2021" (Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development), an investment portfolio will be applied in the order of CVE 4.7 billion, covering all the islands of Cape Verde. Among these investments are CVE 300 thousand (2.7 million euros) for the closure, relocation and requalification of the junkyards.

The project-which awaits the resolution of administrative problems and equipment issues (one tanker and two tipper trucks) to be put into operation-was designed to receive 190 thousand tons of waste per year.

The largest amount of waste comes from the city of Praia, he said.