The French council of Thouars is providing the council of Port-Gentil in Gabon with 120 waste bins to improve the collection of household waste. The initiative, which will improve waste management in Port-Gentil, also aims to strengthen cooperation between the two municipalities.
In Gabon, the municipality of Port-Gentil has new equipment to improve the management of its household waste. The local authorities have recently received 120 waste bins dedicated to waste collection in the council. The new equipment was supplied by the council of Thouars in France, as part of a 60-year partnership agreement.
The new bins will be placed at strategic points in Port-Gentil. The equipment will also improve the operational efficiency of GPS Mandji, the company in charge of waste management in this municipality of over 140,000 inhabitants.
The acquisition of refuse trucks
In Port-Gentil, the sanitation equipment will also help preserve the environment. The municipality of Thouars also plans to provide Port-Gentil with four additional refuse trucks for the collection and transport of waste. In March 2020, the Gabonese municipality received the first two vehicles to speed up these various operations.
The problem of waste management is acute in Gabon, with the situation worsening in recent years, particularly in the capital Libreville. Faced with this situation, the Gabonese government decided in May 2020 to decentralise the management of household waste in the country. Before this decision, waste was managed by private companies hired by the state.