Benghazi, 18 August:
Benghazi Local Council has taken delivery of five new dustbin lorries, which it ordered last month in a bid . . .[restrict]to assuage the city’s growing refuse crisis.
“The trucks have arrived in Benghazi and were delivered to the General Public Services Company as soon as they got here,” council spokesman Khaled Al-Jazwee told the Libya Herald today.
Five more lorries are set to be delivered after Eid, while 50 smaller vehicles, as well as refuse collection boxes, will arrive in the next few weeks, according to Mustafa Sheikhi, the council’s Environmental Affairs Coordinator.
The council bought hundreds of new skips earlier in the year, but until now it had only four vehicles to collect waste, compared to around 40 in smaller towns such as Bayda. This was the central cause for the city’s waste problems, which, it is now hoped, the council will be able to tackle effectively. [/restrict]