“After five years of service in Casablanca, we are delighted to renew our commitment to communities across the city with fresh ideas and a very exciting range of brand new services and solutions. I’m also pleased to announce a major investment in staff and equipment,” said Averda CEO Malek Sukkar.
Building upon its prior experience in Casablanca, the company said it will complement its services with underground waste storage containers, sideloaded containers and watertight metal containers. Collectively, their deployment will allow Averda “to handle significantly greater volumes of waste, helping the municipality to avoid the longstanding challenges relating to capacity in densely populated areas,” according to the press release.
The contract, signed on 25 June, with the Commune of Casablanca, will see the introduction of new state of the art, heavy-duty equipment including waste compactors, bin washers, sweepers, loaders, tipper, tankers and bins. There will also be an increase of the labour force including manual sweepers, collection staff, truck drivers, controllers and support staff, the company said.
Casablanca also awarded waste management contracts to French company Derichebourg. As per a report in Afrik21, the company will manage waste from the districts of Anfa, Sidi Belyout, Maarif, Mers Sultan, Al Fida, Moulay Rchid and Ben Msik.