SENEGAL: “Promoged” will improve waste management for 6 million people

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SÉNÉGAL: le « Promoged » améliorera la gestion des déchets de 6 millions de personnes©Buquet Christophe/Shutterstock

In Senegal, the Project for the Promotion of Integrated Waste Management and the Economy of Solid Waste (Promoged) is finally starting. The works will be launched on May 6th, 2021 on the site of the Mbeubeuss landfill, located near the Senegalese capital Dakar.

Improving solid waste management for six million people in Senegal. This is the objective of the Project for the Promotion of Integrated Management and Economy of Solid Waste (Promoged), which will be launched on May 6th, 2021 at the Mbeubeuss landfill site. This facility near Dakar receives the waste of some 3 million inhabitants of the Senegalese capital. This waste represents 80% of the rubbish produced in Senegal. Macky Sall, the President of the Republic of Senegal, will preside over the launch of Promoged.

The project will lead to the creation of seven technical landfill centres, standardised collection points, and solid waste sorting and transfer centres. The project will also contribute to the closure or rehabilitation of some landfills in Senegal, with a direct impact on the climate through the mitigation of CO2 emissions.

The Solid Waste Coordination and Management Unit (UCG) will implement Promoged. The public body, headed since 2020 by Mass Thiam, sets up infrastructure to standards, manages the cleaning, collection and transport of waste, as well as social mobilisation. The UCG is also leading the development of the national waste management strategy and capacity building for Senegalese municipalities.

Mobilising US$ 295 million

Promoged will cost around US$ 295 million. The funds will come from the World Bank, the French Development Agency (AFD), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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In addition to reducing pollution, the Project for the Promotion of Integrated Management and Economy of Solid Waste will promote the development of the circular economy in Senegal. In 2019, the West African country produced more than 4 million tonnes of waste, according to the SCU.

Inès Magoum

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