The World Bank’s Country Director stated how Solid waste management services program will help in the efficient management of waste in Senegal.
Nearly a credit of $125 million got approved by the World Bank’s Group of Directors on 10th March 2020. The approval was on the International Development Association (IDA) for supporting Senegal in fortifying solid waste management systems in addition to enhancement in waste management services.
Costing of the entire project rounds up to nearly $295 million that involves co-association from Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). Along with the same, the Government of Senegal and other private sectors are joining financial hands.
As per the World Bank Country Director, Senegal has been undergoing huge urbanization that is creating a serious impact on municipalities. They are almost failing to meet the basic services to its people. With the launch of the National Solid Waste Management Program, it is a big step for seeking a sustainable solution to bridge the gap.
In support of FY20–24 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Senegal, the Senegal Municipal Solid Waste Management project will help in the expansion of collection and disposal of the waste services where it is highly mandatory.
How is the project advantageous?
Nearly 6 million residents of Senegal will fetch a boon in disguise through solid waste management services. All the municipalities along with 5000 people will get trained for the efficiency and enhancement in the mechanism for the mobilization of the resources without any loopholes.
The project will take a step towards the management of marine waste, improvement in the collection, transport, recycling as well as disposal of waste in the coastal cities.
The major cities covered are Dakar, Saint Louis, Mbour and major rivers confluence with the ocean including Ziguinchor.
The World Bank’s IDA supports the world’s poorest countries by offering financial help and low to zero-interest loans for different projects for the enhancement of economic growth, reducing poverty and improving lifestyle. IDA has supported the development of such projects to nearly 113 countries till date.