Mides closes Mariona waste dump

Thursday, March 6, 2003

Salvadorian waste management company Mides has closed the Mariona waste dump, which during its time received most of capital San Salvador's solid waste, El Diario de Hoy reported.

Mides is a joint venture between San Salvador's municipal government and Canadian firm Cintec. Mides intends to rehabilitate the dumpsite and convert the area into a sports complex.

Rehabilitation will include covering the site with a layer of clay and planting vegetation, drainage works, biogas ventilatin, fencing and monitoring groundwater and soil quality.

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San Salvador has some 456,000 residents.