Saubermacher founds PPP in North Macedonia
A serious littering problem, overfilled waste containers and problems with ‘reloading’, which is essential for waste collection, have been an issue for the North Macedonian community of Tetovo for many years. ‘Saubermacher Tetovo’, a joint venture with disposal and recycling professional Saubermacher, intends to bring greater cleanliness and hygiene to the local authority’s 90,000 or so residents. The joint venture will see the existing public company ‘JKP Tetovo’ restructured, with some employees being transferred to the newly founded company. At the heart of the partnership will be the introduction of a regular waste collection service, e.g. for residual waste and packaging waste, as well as awareness raising and education, for both residents and companies, on the importance of proper waste disposal. ‘This partnership with Tetovo is an important step for us. We take our responsibility for the further development of waste management in the region very seriously and will ensure that our contribution is well received by partners and citizens,’ said Hans Roth, founder of Saubermacher, of the cooperation. The joint venture with Tetovo is the second largest PPP in the Saubermacher Group after Servus, the joint venture with the city of Graz.
Saubermacher has had operations in Eastern Europe since the early 1990s and has contributed significantly to the further development of waste management in the region. The environmental pioneer is now expanding to North Macedonia, and in so doing, utilising the already tried-and-tested public-private partnership model. The targeted transfer of expertise, along with investments, will help to drive forward waste and recycling management and improve satisfaction amongst local residents. The contract for the twentieth PPP was signed in Tetovo last Friday, in the presence of the Austrian Ambassador, Martin Pammer and representative for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Ms Biljana Edelinska.
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