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Al Fayhaa Union of Municipalities expands its waste sorting facility
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The Union of Municipalities of Al Fayhaa opened yesterday (Thursday) a composting facility, as well as expanding the waste sorting facility, in Tripoli. It covers Tripoli, Al Baddawi, El-Mina, and Al-Qalamoun municipalities.

According to Ahmad Qamareddine, Chairman of the Union, the expansion will increase the capacity of the facility from 150 to 200 tons per shift. The factory used to operate two shifts per day. “But after the influx of Syrian refugees the need for sorting wastes increased to 450 tons per day.”

ANB Lincoln, the contractor who manages the facility, has invested above $3 million for the expansion, establishment of the composting facility, and installation of machines for producing Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). Qamareddine said that the contractor will return the investment after three years.

According to Qamareddine, the Ministry of Administrative Development financed $1.1 to build the facility in 2010.

The Union of Municipalities pays $25 per ton for sorting, composting, and filtering the wastes. Qamareddine said that the ministry will be financing the cost for three years.

Lavaget is in charge of cleaning the streets and transporting the trash in these cities.

The Union is also cooperating with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Catalonia government to launch project for sorting garbage from its sources in each of the cities’ streets.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Date Posted: Jun 09, 2017