2 private companies to take over garbage collection in Yangon

2 private companies to take over garbage collection in Yangon

YANGON, May 14 (Xinhua) — Two private companies including one South Korean company will take over waste management for 33 townships of Yangon, sources with the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) said on Thursday.

The handover of the city’s waste management to two private companies under a 10-year contract is expected to take place this September if the regional authorities give approval, YCDC said.

The waste collection system for Yangon through a public-private partnership will utilize the latest collection technology to create a cleaner and healthier environment for Yangon.

Zeya & Associates won a tender to generate electricity from landfill waste in Yangon’s east and south district while a Korean company will take care of the process in Yangon’s west and north district.

The companies will employ its staff in accord with conditions negotiated under their current contracts.

Meanwhile, an European Union-funded project on sustainable urban mobility planning for the city is being implemented by YCDC in cooperation with the Italian City of Turin and two Italian NGOs, Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance Cooperation and Action and CESVI, one of the biggest humanitarian organizations in Italy.

The project which started in February 2015 will run until January 2017, targeting two pilot townships in Yangon.

Source: Global Post

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