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Rivers seeks technology support for integrated waste management project


The Rivers State Government has appealed for technological support as it is set to build an Integrated Waste Management facility to cater for the huge industrial wastes generated by industries located in the state.

With two major refineries, two major seaports, airports, and various industrial estates spread across the state, citizens and residents in Rivers the Port Harcourt state capital are prone to disease associated with industrial waste, according to the government.

Nyema Weli, the Commissioner for Environment in the state dropped this hint during a courtesy visit in his office recently by a delegation of environmental experts from Nigeria liquefied National Gas (NLNG).

According to him, the State Government has identified these threats and it has assured its citizens of a lasting solution to the problem.

Weli however solicit for financial and technological support from the NLNG to enable the Waste Management project succeed and disclosed that ‘’the project would be executed through Public Private Partnership’’.

Fadeyibi, spokesperson of the delegation assured the State Government that the NLNG would partner with the Ministry to ensure that it succeeds in its bid to improve the conditions of the citizens.

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Kolade Akinola Technology Journalist at Technology Times Mobile: + 234 (0) 807 401 6027