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      16 The Portugal News • 8 Dec 2018


      Algarve rubbish treatment company told to



      lower tariffs                              Algarve waste collection and treatment company Algar has been instructed by the

                                                 sector’s Regulatory Entity to lower the price of its service, after the company
                                                 announced it wanted to increase tariffs.
                                                                                                 lgar, which processes the  Nuno Amorim, manager of Algar,
                                                                                                 Algarve’s urban waste, had  acknowledged that the company
                                                                                                 proposed a rise in the tariff  predicts “negative results” due to
                                                                                         Ato be applied across           the tariff reduction, but stressed that
                                                                                         municipalities in 2019, but the  “public service will be upheld”.
                                                                                         Water and Waste Services        Although the councils will be paying
                                                                                         Regulatory Authority decided    Algar less, nothing suggests that
                                                                             Algarve     otherwise.                      this will translate into a reduction of
                                                                             Algarve
                                                                             Algarve
                                                                             Algarve
                                                                             Algarve
                                                                             waste
                                                                             waste
                                                                             waste
                                                                             waste       According to newspaper Correio da  the value charged to consumers,
                                                                             waste
                                                                             treatment
                                                                             treatment
                                                                             treatment   Manhã (CM), the value will have to  which is included on water bills. It is
                                                                             treatment
                                                                             treatment
                                                                             company
                                                                             company
                                                                             company
                                                                             company
                                                                             company
                                                                             Algar has
                                                                             Algar has
                                                                             Algar has
                                                                             Algar has   be lowered by more than 15      the individual responsibility of each
                                                                             Algar has
                                                                             been told by
                                                                             been told by
                                                                             been told by
                                                                             been told by  percent, from €34.72/ ton to €29.37.  municipality or municipal company
                                                                             been told by
                                                                             the sector’s
                                                                             the sector’s
                                                                             the sector’s
                                                                             the sector’s  The decision spurred a meeting  to define the tariffs it applies to the
                                                                             the sector’s
                                                                             Regulatory
                                                                             Regulatory
                                                                             Regulatory
                                                                             Regulatory  between Algar with local mayors,  population.
                                                                             Regulatory
                                                                             Entity to
                                                                             Entity to   during which the company        Company Algar is 56 percent
                                                                             Entity to
                                                                             Entity to
                                                                             Entity to
                                                                             lower the
                                                                             lower the
                                                                             lower the
                                                                             lower the   reportedly expressed concern    owned by private companies
                                                                             lower the
                                                                             price of its
                                                                             price of its
                                                                             price of its
                                                                             price of its  about the financial impact of the  (Mota-Engil and Urbaser), with the
                                                                             price of its
                                                                             service.
                                                                             service.
                                                                             service.
                                                                             service.    measure.                        remaining 44 percent owned by the
                                                                             service.
                                                                             (Photo:
                                                                             (Photo:
                                                                             (Photo:
                                                                             (Photo:     Nonetheless, Jorge Botelho,     Algarve’s councils.
                                                                             (Photo:
                                                                             Carrie-
                                                                             Carrie-
                                                                             Carrie-
                                                                             Carrie-
                                                                             Carrie-
                                                                             Marie
                                                                             Marie       president of the Algarve        In 2017, turnover was 18 million
                                                                             Marie
                                                                             Marie
                                                                             Marie
                                                                             Bratley/The
                                                                             Bratley/The
                                                                             Bratley/The
                                                                             Bratley/The  Intermunicipal Community, told CM  euros and the net result was 717
                                                                             Bratley/The
                                                                             Portugal
                                                                             Portugal
                                                                             Portugal    that Algar was committed to     thousand euros. Algar employs
                                                                             Portugal
                                                                             Portugal
                                                                             News)
                                                                             News)
                                                                             News)
                                                                             News)       “maintaining quality of service”.  about 300 employees.
                                                                             News)
      Government authorises                            Faro Municipal Assembly approves creation of
      €10.4m grant for                                 Committee for Environmental Protection and
      Bragança/Portimão air link
                                                       Animal Welfare
       The government has authorised a 10.4 million
       The government has authorised a 10.4 million
       The government has authorised a 10.4 million
       The government has authorised a 10.4 million
       The government has authorised a 10.4 million
                                                       The Municipal Assembly of Faro approved, by a large majority, a proposal from the PAN People,
                                                       The Municipal Assembly of Faro approved, by a large majority, a proposal from the PAN People,
                                                       The Municipal Assembly of Faro approved, by a large majority, a proposal from the PAN People,
                                                       The Municipal Assembly of Faro approved, by a large majority, a proposal from the PAN People,
       euro grant for the public tender of the         The Municipal Assembly of Faro approved, by a large majority, a proposal from the PAN People,
       euro grant for the public tender of the
       euro grant for the public tender of the
       euro grant for the public tender of the
       euro grant for the public tender of the
                                                       Animals and Nature Party to create a Committee for Environmental Protection and Animal Welfare.
                                                       Animals and Nature Party to create a Committee for Environmental Protection and Animal Welfare.
                                                       Animals and Nature Party to create a Committee for Environmental Protection and Animal Welfare.
                                                       Animals and Nature Party to create a Committee for Environmental Protection and Animal Welfare.
       Bragança-Portimão air link.
       Bragança-Portimão air link.                     Animals and Nature Party to create a Committee for Environmental Protection and Animal Welfare.
       Bragança-Portimão air link.
       Bragança-Portimão air link.
       Bragança-Portimão air link.
        The new grant is to be in  carrier can apply.    The proposal counted on votes in  (PPM) abstained.              It said it also affirms Faro as the
      force for four years, one  The route, which includes  favour from the PS, PSD, CDU, CDS,  In PAN’s view, this is a “measure  capital of the Algarve “in the approach
      more than the current one  stops in Vila Real, Viseu  Left Block and Land Party Movement  that places the municipality on the  to these themes, which are
      that ends later this month.  and Cascais is currently  (MPT).                     right track for the civilisational  increasingly central and relevant to
      Any European Union air   operated by Aero Vip.     The Partido Popular Monárquico  evolution that is intended”.   the society”.
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