01 October 2021
MACEDONIA – Support in establishing regional Waste Management System-Supply of equipment for waste collection in East and North-East Regions of the Republic of North Macedonia. Phase 1
The proper management of environmental resources goes through the cycle of waste collection and disposal. In every country. In every country of Europe. This is the purpose of the financing of about one million euros provided by the European Union to the benefit of the Minister of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of North Macedonia, for the supply of almost 4000 metal containers for residual waste collection.
Agt International was awarded the contract along with a Turkish manufacturer. “This is the first time we have dealt with supplies for waste management, but we are acquiring additional expertise to those now established in several other sectors,” says Sabina Quinto, project manager for Agt, which organized the all procedure for the supply, delivery, unloading, installation (assembling), and putting into operation of equipment for waste collection in East and North-East Regions of the Republic of North Macedonia.
The beneficiaries are 18 municipalities in East and North-East Regions of the Republic of North Macedonia. The tender had been called back in 2020, but had been for bureaucracy issues. Earlier this year it was re-tendered and awarded to Agt International. The delivery and installation of the containers occurred between July and September and was completed in these days. 24 trucks and four shipments were needed to distribute all the material to be assembled locally at its destination.
The assembly activity in the 18 Municipalities was carried out with the help of 4 teams of Turkish and Macedonian specialized technicians coordinated by a Macedonian service company and constantly supervised by the local Contracting Authorities. All organized and monitored remotely for the limitations imposed by Covid-19.
The environmental supplies field is in great and continuous development; there are many international donors who allocate funding for supplies ranging from waste compaction vehicles, vacuum trucks up to waste containers, as in the case of North Macedonia, to complete the entire waste cycle.