EPM and the Embassy of the Netherlands signing the MoU at Exporesiduos 2014
Colombia is growing at a healthy pace of approximately 5% per year. Its waste and waste water outputs are growing accordingly, if not faster. The country is still highly dependent on dumpsites and sanitary landfills for its waste, and well functioning waste water treatment plants are a rarity. The country is keen on professionalizing its waste and waste water treatment practises and is therefore considered a promising market for Dutch waste management and waste water treatment technology and services. With this in mind, MetaSus has initiated a so called "Partners for International Business" project, meant to position key Dutch suppliers of waste and waste water treatment technologies on the Colombian market. Participants thus far include VDL Translift (supplier of waste collection and transport systems), WAVIN (urban water management systems) and Geesinknorba (waste collection vehicles and acessories). Together with other Dutch companies participating on an ad-hoc basis the group presented itself at the ANDESCO trade fair and congress mid 2013 and at ExpoResiduos of ACODAL in 2014. This year the Netherlands will be Special Invited Country at the ACODAL Annual Congress in Santa Marta, 9-11 September. Dutch companies interested in joining the Partners for International Business" project are invited to express their interest to Bert Keesman of MetaSus, Tel. + 31 6 12699014, email: keesman<at>metasus.nl.