Kinross Tasiast recently provided a US$220,000 donation to support a two-phased waste management project in the Town of Chami, located halfway between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou and home to over 10,000 residents.
The purpose of the project is to support the disposal of waste from public spaces, while working together to develop a self-sustaining waste management program that will create jobs and economic opportunities for the local population.
The first of the two-phased project will take place over two months and will consist of the cleaning and collection of waste in the six districts of the town. A team of professionals will lead 36 community members on sufficient methods of loading, transporting and coordinating waste disposal. The second phase of the project will support the community’s implementation of a sustainable waste management system including hiring labour forces, donating trucks, and bins, and building a waste disposal centre.
A commemorative ceremony to launch the campaign was hosted by Todd Dahlman, Deputy General Manager, Tasiast, and in attendance were local officials including the Mayor of Chami, the Hakem, and the Deputy of Chami,
“We are exciting to kick off this long-term project that will support the local community by creating jobs and economic opportunities, and improve the environment of our neighbours,” said Ahmed Said, Community Relations Superintendent, Tasiast. “This project demonstrates our commitment to making new and significant contributions to help implement sustainable solutions in the communities where we operate, and our commitment to building on our partnership with Mauritania and its people.”