Washington - The World Bank (WB) approved a 130 million dollar loan to improve recycling and solid waste treatment in Morocco, the WB said in a statement in Washington on Friday.
Washington – The World Bank (WB) approved a 130 million dollar loan to improve recycling and solid waste treatment in Morocco, the WB said in a statement in Washington on Friday.
The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$130 million project to support the Moroccan national goal of ensuring all municipal solid waste is disposed in sanitary landfills, along with 20% of all waste recycled, by 2022, the statement said.
The project will focus on boosting solid waste services in urban areas, while improving conditions and incomes for traditional jobs associated with solid waste management, namely the ‘waste pickers,’ and developing new businesses and jobs based on recycling, the same source said.
The reforms being supported under this loan will help significantly upgrade solid waste collection and management and reinforce the shift to a more professional, transparent and accountable management of these services, the statement added.
As part of the program, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 jobs will be created by 2022, through income-generating activities and small enterprises dedicated to waste recycling.