The Rwanda E-Waste Dismantling and Recycling Facility, which was officially opened last month, will expand its operations thanks to a ten-year lease agreement being signed today between the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Enviroserve Rwanda Green Park (a subsidiary of Enviroserve Services LLC Dubai). The agreement will see Enviroserve Rwanda Green Park:
- Operate and manage the Rwanda E-Waste Dismantling and Recycling Facility
- Develop e-waste collection points/centres around the country to ensure the proper collection and treatment of electrical and electronic waste.
- Expand the e-waste facility by introducing new machinery and equipment such as refrigerant gas recycling machinery, data destruction machinery, and
- Pay the Government of Rwanda a total lease fee over the 10-year period that will more than cover the initial investment in the project.
- Conduct regular public awareness about the proper management of e-waste and its impact on human health and the environment.
The lease fee paid to the Government of Rwanda will be reinvested into environmental and green growth initiatives through the Rwanda Green Fund(FONERWA).
The aim of the agreement is to ensure the proper and sustainable management of the facility, and allow the facility to generate income, expand and create more greenjobs. A competitive tender process was used and Enviroserve emerged as the successful bidder. The Rwanda Development Board, together with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, lead the development and negotiations of the lease agreement with the potential private partner. The Rwanda E-Waste Dismantling and Recycling Facility is the result of a US $1.5 million investment from the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA) to support e-waste management in Rwanda – implemented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.