Secretary of Environmental Quality of the Ministry of the Environment, André França (Photo: Ministry of the Environment)
Secretary of Environmental Quality of the Ministry of the Environment, André França (Photo: Ministry of the Environment)

The national secretary for Environmental Quality at the Ministry of the Environment, André França, arrives today (13) in Campo Grande and is also visiting the municipalities of Costa Rica and Jardim. In the capital, he will go to one of the drive-thru units for the collection of electronics and household appliances, and in the interior, he will deliver trucks and other equipment for the collection of waste, from the Zero Lixão Program.

The CAC (Citizen Service Center) drive, which will receive the secretary, is one of the four collection points for electronics and household appliances, which operate from yesterday (12) to Friday (15). The action is part of a campaign by Abree (Brazilian Association for Recycling of Electronics and Home Appliances), supported by the city.

In Costa Rica, 305 kilometers from the Capital, the secretary will go to the Triage Plant/Sanitation Landfill, on the MS-316 highway. Eight vehicles will be delivered: a compactor truck, a dump truck, a cage truck, a water truck, a compactor roller, a wheel loader, a crawler tractor and a compact wheel loader (Bobcat).

The municipality will also receive ten pieces of equipment for a sorting center, including a hopper for reception; a glass crusher; two vertical hydraulic presses; a horizontal hydraulic press, an organic crusher, an electric forklift, two conveyor belts and a lifting belt. The total investment is R$ 4,018,059.09, of which R$ 3,857,860.28 is onlending from the Federal Government.

In Jardim, 233 kilometers from Campo Grande, deliveries total R$1,017,502.05, of which R$1,012,414.00 is onlending from the Federal Government.

A compactor truck, a stub truck for selective collection and six pieces of equipment for a sorting center will be delivered, including a glass crusher, a hydraulic press, a baler compactor, a sorting conveyor and two scales.

The mayor of Jardim, Clediane Areco Matzenbacher (MDB), will take advantage of the secretary’s visit to deliver an official letter requesting resources.

“We are going to ask for transfers to readjust a Waste Treatment Unit, close to the landfill, because we already have a lot of equipment, but we still need the structure, which should cost around R$ 400 thousand to build”, detailed the mayor.

The Lixão Zero program is part of the National Solid Waste Policy and the New Legal Framework for Sanitation. The secretary of the Environment, Economic Development, Production and Family Agriculture, Jaime Verruck, and the CEO of Imasul (Institute for the Environment of Mato Grosso do Sul), André Borges, are following the French agenda.

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