CAJ News Agency (Johannesburg)

5 May 2014

Mauritius to Fund Rwanda Recycling Plant

Kigali — A delegation of investors from Mauritius is in Rwanda to assist government establish a recycling plant in Kigali.

The potential funders are discussing with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.

The investors want to team up with local investors to turn Nduba dumpsite, the second site in Kigali established for municipal waste into a modern recycling plant. Kigali city produces an estimated 350MT of municipal waste per day or 127,750MT per year.

This comes as a challenge to the city of Kigali as the use of landfills to dispose municipal waste is not sustainable, according to Kigali City authorities. The recycling of the municipal waste to organic fertilizers is a way that the lifespan of the existing landfills can be extended.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary, Tony Nsanganira, investing in composting will come as an enhancement to increasing agriculture production, based on organic fertilizing.

"The Ministry does support the establishment of the composting plant as well as it is concerned," he told the investors.

"The project settling is due to be at its end, before the end of this year as we are still conducting commercial studies, technical studies and legal success," said Marcos Benito who represented the investors.

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