Veolia Environnement 's Latin American subsidiary Proativa has been awarded a contract valued at €500m to mange municipal waste in the Argentine capitol of Buenos Aires over a period of ten years, Veolia announced on Thursday. The new contract covers household waste collections and urban and street cleaning services for zone one of the city, including the city's Retiro, San Nicolás, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Monserrat and Constitución districts.
The company is to provide a "complete waste containerization system" for the area, in order to improve service performance and health conditions in the dense and complex urban area which houses major economic activities and tourist sites, said Veolia Environnement. Proactiva already holds a street cleaning contract for zone 2 in Buenos Aires.
Proactiva is active in the drinking water and wastewater and waste management sectors in eight Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The company has nearly 12,000 employees and reports serving more than 42 million customers.