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Published On: Fri, Dec 17th, 2021

The KMC In Partnership With The EU Signs D180 million (€3million) Project

Lord Mayor of KMC Talib Bensouda, today met with Ambassador- Head of EU delegation to The Gambia, Corrado Pampaloni to sign an agreement called “The Kanifing Environmental Transformation Programme (KETP)”. In his statement, the KETP aims to use a sustainable focus on new integrated waste management approaches to drive environment, social and economic transformation in Kanifing.

Adding that the project will help transform waste management in Kanifing municipality from a pollution, health and environmental challenge into a sustainable and sustained economic opportunity.

It was said that KETP has three output areas (1) Waste Management (2) Education (3) Tree planting & Parks Management. Some of the interventions related to output 1 include community transfer stations, bins for waste collection, diversion of various waste streams, and investments to accelerate the transition of Bakoteh dumpsite into a transfer station. Under output 2, KETP will establish the first-ever municipal library for the benefit of student and young entrepreneurs in the green economy.

Finally, output 3 will focus on enhancing public park infrastructure including children’s play area’s along with tree planting across the 19 wards of the municipality.

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