Water and energy multinationals have been fined and/or investigated by the European Commission for a number of competition offences. These include possible attempts to cover up evidence of wrong-doing.
Agency procures waste recycling plants
26 June 2010
Bauchi — The Bauchi State Commission for Youth and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWORD) has procured three recycling plants for installation in each of the three Senatorial Districts in the state expected to generate over 5,000 jobs to the unemployed youths across the 20 Local Government areas in the state.
Maroc: Le groupe Véolia Maroc s'ouvre sur les capitaux nationaux
Tahar Abou Ei FARAH
8 Octobre 2006
Redal, Amendis, Hydrolia, Amanor, vont bientôt disparaître. Elles seront regroupées sous une seule enseigne. "D'ici le début de l'année 2007, les sociétés du groupe devraient toutes s'afficher sous les couleurs de Véolia Environnement", explique Olivier Dietsch directeur général de Véolia au Maroc.
In its bid to grow beyond Jamshedpur Public Health & Horticulture Services (PH&HS) of JUSCO has bagged a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management project at Kollam, Kerala. The agreement was signed between Mr. K. Ajikumaran, Project Manager, Project Implementation Unit- Kerala Sustainable Urban Development project (KSUDP), Kollam and Capt. Dhananjay Mishra, Chief-PH & HS, JUSCO on 29 July 2008. The project has been awarded by Govt. of Kerala and is funded by Asian Development Bank. The duration of the project is 15 months. This project shall further strengthen JUSCO’s presence in the emerging urban waste management sector in southern part of country.
Urban Environmental Companies (URENCOs) in Vietnam are Public-run urban environmental service providers in regard to municipal solid waste management; URENCOs have focused mostly on waste management in urban areas; Each city in Vietnam has at least one URENCO which is responsible for the day to day tasks of collection and disposal of all types of waste. URENCOs also play a role in Awareness raising of Residents to keep the urban environment to be “Green, Clean and Beauty”.
In many cities, the Urban Environment Company (URENCO) – contracted out by the local People’s Committee - collects, transports and disposes of domestic waste and in most cases, industrial and healthcare wastes as well. Waste collection rates were low even though they have been improving; there is still a great deal of disparity from one city to the next. The method of self disposing of waste into nearby rivers, lakes and at sites near home, or burning, or burying the trash is widespread. In contrast to the urban collection rates, rates in the rural areas were dismally low. In high-income rural areas, the amount of trash collected was a mere 20%, indicating that collection services for low-income rural population were practically non-existent. Waste collection fees also differ based on the type of dwelling. Residential customers pay according to the size of their family; hotels pay based on the number of their rooms; and market customers pay on the basis of the number of kiosks. Waste collection fees are 500 Vietnamese ??ng (VND) per capita/month for residential customers while businesses pay 2,000-30,000 or VND. While these fees are sufficient for covering the bulk of operational costs and collectors’ salaries, cities like Hanoi, HCMC and Danang, contend that the fees do not allow them full cost recovery. In recent years, they have reported an average annual deficit of 200 million dong, the equivalent of 13,000 USD (Watson 2004). If fees only cover operating costs at best, this means that the URENCOs can not afford capital expenditures or investments; indeed, they rely on the People’s Committee to fund such investments, money which is allocated by the central government. In recent years, much of the money for equipment and infrastructure improvement has come from official development assistance of developed nations.