New branch office and environmental challenges in Ivory Coast - 2 March 2016

With two assignments in progress in Abidjan, Girus has strengthened its presence in Ivory Coast by opening a branch office in the country’s economic capital.

Abidjan, a sprawling city with 2 million inhabitants, is confronted with many environmental issues.

In the framework of a consortium with BRLi, Girus is currently conducting an integrated management study of the Gourou basin (500,000 inhabitants). The “waste” component of the project, which involves 200,000 tonnes of solid waste per year, is crucial because inadequate collection results in serious malfunctions in the drainage systems, compounding the problem of flooding. In this context, Girus is working to organise waste bulk breaking operations and develop waste grouping centres and sorting centres in order to improve the situation.

Concurrently, in the entire district of Abidjan (1 million tonnes of waste per year), Girus is participating in a plan to reduce short-lived climate pollutant emissions by recovering organic waste. The objective is to draw up two technical, social and economic scenarios to compare composting and anaerobic digestion solutions and to measure their respective impact on air pollution.

GIRUS IVORY COAST – Abidjan Cocody, 06 BP 243 ABIDJAN – +225 77 06 51 86

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