Chubut govt signs US$19.5mn solid waste facility contract

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Argentina's southern Chubut province government has signed a contract with Spanish firm Urbaser for an urban waste project in the eastern part of the province.

Work includes building a final disposal facility in the Virch-Valdes district, as well as two waste separation and transfer plants, according to the provincial website.

The World Bank is funding 66% of the 77.5mn-peso (US$19.5mn) initiative through its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

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The province will cover the remaining funds for the project, which aims to improve urban waste disposal in cities Trelew, Puerto Madryn, Rawson, Gaiman, Dolavon and 28 de Julio.

The facility is part of an integrated solid waste plan for the province, which aims to eliminate open-air dumps and provide environmentally and economically sustainable waste management