The interim government of Abdullah Al-Thanni in east Libya has announced plans to build recycling factories, the first project of its kind in the country.

The local government ministry signed a contract with a private company to import three factories for recycling waste in a bid to tackle the garbage problem in the areas under its control.

To show good intentions, Alamal and Noor company imported the first factory at its own expense, while the other two ones would be imported once the government provide the budget. The deal figure was not disclosed.

The company said the recycling factory, which arrived in Tobruk this week, has the capacity to recycle 120 tonnes of waste.
The government did not declare where the factory would be installed.