Nicaraguan capital Managua's city hall is negotiating financial support from its Moscow counterpart to address the Central American city's solid waste collection and rainwater drainage problems.
Managua city hall expects to send a team of specialists to Moscow shortly to gather onsite know-how to resolve the situation.
"Our main problem is waste collection. The city produces 1,800t/d of waste. We currently operate 28 collector trucks, but we need at least 140. The city also needs a waste-to-energy facility," said the mayor.
Once the team concludes its research, the size of the loan will be determined and a request sent to Moscow city hall.
Managua also lacks a rainwater discharge system. The previous one was destroyed by an earthquake in 1972 and, since then, the city has been plagued by flood problems.