Luanda - The coastal city of Lobito, southern Benguela province, hosts from 24 to 26 July the first International Conference on Solid Waste in Africa, sponsored by the Angolan Government.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Environment, that reached ANGOP, on Monday, the meeting will last two days and will discuss issues related to the management, collection and processing of solid waste, one of the key environmental problems plaguing most of the developing and emerging countries, with emphasis on the African continent.
The note said that Angola will be represented at this first International Conference on Solid Waste by Environment minister, Maria de Fatima Fardim.
The Strategic Plan for Solid Waste of Angola, approved at the last session of the Council of Ministers, is one of the points highlighted.
The event to be organised by two international associations related to the area of solid waste management, in partnership with the Portuguese-speaking Countries Community (CPLP), technicians and specialists from over 30 countries, with the aim of sharing experiences in management, collection and treatment solid waste.