16 new vehicles costing €2.3m
JM reports that the Regional Government will invest €2.3 million in renewing the fleet of water and waste management company Águas e Residuos da Madeira (ARM).
The regional secretary with the portfolio of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Susana Prada, presented yesterday the first of 16 vehicles that will transform ARM’s resources.
Thirteen of these 16 trucks are for solid urban waste management and three are for waste transfer, she explained. These vehicles are “more efficient than the previous ones”, stressed the governor, as they have a capacity three times greater. “On the same trip, they take three times more waste,” she said, which makes them efficient in that they consume less fuel and produce fewer greenhouse gases.
The remaining vehicles are already ordered and are expected to arrive in the Region in six months’ time. “The first is already here and is already operating,” she said. The old vehicles will go for scrap, and parts that can be reused will “have a new life in another machine”.
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