By John Lee.
The Kuwait National Cleaning Company has reportedly won a three-year, 207-billion-Dinar contract to remove trash from Basra city.
According to a report from Alsumaria, the company beat six competitors from Germany, Lebanon, Turkey and Iran.
The Governor’s advisor for services, Mohamad Jaafar, said:
"Al Basra’s Governor, Majed Al Nasrawi, reiterated on numerous occasions the importance of dealing with the company according to standards of quality, timely delivery and cleanliness instead of the weight of garbage collected and buried in landfills. The latter approach has proven to be a failure when it was adopted with Gifra, the Turkish cleaning company in 2010."
The Kuwaiti company has agreed to employ many of the existing municipal workers in providing the service, with the remaining workers re-allocated to "public schools and certain sanitary centers".
(Picture: Refuse Collection in Basra)