The Biocrude Technologies group wants to help the city of Kinshasa to recycle its thousands of tons of waste. On November 19, a delegation from this Canadian law firm met with Ève Bazaiba Masudi, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Environment and Sustainable Development.
During these discussions, the delegation presented their project to build 4 branches of a waste treatment plant in the Congolese capital for an estimated value of 135 million US dollars.
“We met with the Deputy Prime Minister to see together the possibilities of supporting the city of Kinshasa in terms of solutions for waste. Given the importance of waste, given the urgency of the work to be done, we believe that Kinshasa will quickly become the hub of our activity ”, reassured Professor Bertrand D’EGMONT, Africa director of Biocrude.
And to add:
“The funding for this type of project we have before we come. I remind you that this is a project valued at $ 135 million, therefore a factory. We think that, according to our studies, there is a good chance that we could install 4 antennas here in Kinshasa and then with the discussions that we will have with the local authorities we will see how to install in other cities of the country ”.
Last June, before her trip to Switzerland, Eve Bazaiba appealed to investors in the waste recycling sector to come and invest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Waste treatment is one of the priority sectors of the Congolese government’s environmental policy. Moreover, the country has included it in its Nationally Determined Contribution (CDN) within the framework of COP26.
The city of Kinshasa generates more than 8,000 tonnes of mainly plastic waste every day for a total of around 3 million tonnes per year.