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Garbage processing plant starts up in May. Unit promises to generate 1000 jobs

The BTC-ECO company, which works in the garbage transformation sector, should begin operating in May of this year. Installed in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the factory, which is the result of an investment of about five million dollars, promises to create about 1000 jobs.

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According to the president of the executive council of the company, Sérgio Hirose, the factory has already been certified by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment, and the only thing missing is the arrival of machines from Brazil so that the factory unit can start working.

The responsible made known that BTC-ECO expects to transform, per day, about 100 tons of urban, hospital and industrial garbage. According to Sergio Hirose, this transformation process will produce biosynthetic wood, biofuel, biosynthetic coal and bio-organic fertilizer, equivalent to a minimum of 150 megawatts of energy.

Cited by Nova Gazeta, the company's CEO also revealed that the waste transformation process is expected to create about 1,000 jobs.

The company also intends to invest, annually, in the construction of at least 1200 ecological houses in the capital, he indicated, adding that these should cost between 15 and 17 thousand dollars.

The official explained that the process of accessing these houses can be facilitated through credits from Dubank. "We will give people the opportunity to realize the dream of home ownership, because it is a humanitarian issue," he said.

He lamented the fact that the Government is "losing money by not encouraging the transformation of garbage", which in his opinion would be a "great bet" to diversify the national economy.