Decree No. 94/2014 entered into force on December 31, 2014 through the Regulation on solid urban waste management. This decree sets out the national guidelines on solid waste management and governs the duties of municipal authorities in the field of solid waste.
Article I (Definitions) defines the Integrated Urban Solid Waste Management Plan (PGIRSU) as a document containing systematic technical information on the collection, transport, handling, storage, treatment, recovery or disposal of waste, which includes the control of landfills during and after closure of the facilities, and the planning of such operations. In Chapter II (Management of Urban Solid Waste), Article 8 establishes the obligation for municipalities to have a PGIRSU updated, prepared and approved by the relevant municipal bodies.
It is in this context that AMOR, supported by the Development Program Municipal – (PRODEM) funded by the governments of Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Ireland, carries out work aimed at developing participatory of 7 Integrated Urban Solid Waste Management Plans in 7 municipalities in the center and north of the country, namely: Dondo, Nampula, Monapo, Mueda, Mocimboa da Praia and Chiure.
PGIRSU is a strategic planning tool for the sector. It must allow municipalities to have a structured intervention in the sector, showing greater maturity in waste management. PGIRSU is translated into a sustainable strategy of resource and resource use and the capture of new investments, technical and organizational solutions that are essential for the services provided to the population to be improved.
This activity is currently in its last phase, so once the reports on these activities are finalized and approved by the respective municipalities, they can be shared on our page on waste management in Mozambique.