Citizens urged to support Waste Recycling Plant

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Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud.
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Environment Minister Robert Persaud has called for all Guyanese to lend support towards the construction of a waste recycling plant here.

The Government recently announced the restart of the procurement process for a waste management and recycling facility, following the recent cancellation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) it had signed with a company to construct the plant.

According to Persaud, the construction of the plant must be embraced since it will help to put value to garbage, a phenomenon that can possibly be the solution to the country’s unpleasant garbage situation.

The Environment Minister is hopeful that with the plant, a different approach and attitude towards the disposal of garbage will be birthed. He said it will also deter persons from the current widespread indiscriminate dumping of refuse and engender better management of same.

“It will create an entire infrastructure that works parallel with garbage collection… it will see garbage collected on time, stored and handled appropriately and not become a nuisance,” he  explained.

Persaud told iNews that the plant will seek to build on the existing waste collection and disposal of garbage.

However despite Persuad’s optimism, the government was recently forced to take a step back in its efforts to construct the plant. [Kurt Campbell]

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