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17/10/17 SOTKON at the 1st National Urban Cleaning Meeting
21/09/17 SOTKON joined the Smart Waste cluster
25/05/17 SOTKON attended Algarve’s first "Smart Region Summit"
21/04/17 FCC chooses SOTKON to improve underground container safety
16/03/17 Tavira continues equipment replacement with SOTKON
07/02/17 Sotkon exhibits in Israel
02/01/17 A cleaner Vila Viçosa with SOTKON equipment
13/12/16 SOTKON equipment exhibited at Pollutec 2016
06/12/16 Israel counts on SOTKON
25/11/16 SOTKON sponsors ANEPMA's Environment Seminar
21/10/16 PAYT system and SOTKON equipment with a pilot project in Barcelos
17/10/16 The ‘Algarve Clube Atlântico’ even more unique with SOTKON equipment
21/09/16 Sotkon Angola is a supplier of Futungo de Belas project in Luanda
09/06/16 SOTKON equipment for Smart Cities
03/06/16 Sotkon Underground Waste Containers in Vila Verde Region
10/05/16 SOTKON to attend Tecma 2016 (madrid)
14/01/16 SOTKON underground container systems to renew Lagoa (Algarve)
16/12/15 Happy holidays from all of us
06/12/15 SOTKON SP ATTENDED THE MUNICIPALIA INTERNATIONAL FAIR 2015
25/08/15 Sotkon products in the Pyrenees
17/07/15 Sotkon Spain signed an agreement with Avila University
03/07/15 Sotkon at REW Istanbul 2015
23/06/15 Cúcuta: the model city of Colombia
05/06/15 SOTKON equipment is key in Olhão - Portugal
08/05/15 "Cascais Ambiente" improves services with SOTKON products
24/04/15 Barcelos - PORTUGAL- a clean and healthy county with the help of Sotkon
10/04/15 Sotkon equipment embellishes the streets of Setúbal - PORTUGAL
25/03/15 The municipality of Tavira prefers SOTKON Equipment
06/02/15 Sotkon is testing the PAYT system in one of the 330 ecological islands of Portimão - EMARP accepted challenge of SOTKON
26/01/15 GARBAGE COLLECTION- Municipality of Vila Verde - Braga - Portugal - will install 75 "underground containers" to improve waste collection
23/01/15 SOTKON’s Sotkis system installed in Vila Franca de Xira - Portugal
10/12/14 SOTKON in POLLUTEC 2014
05/12/14 Colombia: a new challenge for SOTKON
05/12/14 aSTURIAS-sPAIN: MORE THAN 170 UNITS INSTALLED IN 2014
05/12/14 SOTKON Portugal installs the first buried collection point for waste cooking oils
05/12/14 SOTKON PAYT project tested in the Algarve
05/12/14 SOTKON at Cambridge University
22/08/14 SOTKON CONCLUDES INSTALATION IN FARO MUNICIPALITY
22/08/14 SotKON CONCLUDES INSTALATION IN POMBAL MUNICIPALITY
11/10/13 ISWA 2013 report - SOTKON on the cover
10/10/13 SOtkon facebook page reaches 8000 likes
10/10/13 Sotkon portugal renewed the certification of Quality and Environment
10/10/13 competitor´s underground system replaced By Sotkon in Faro
23/02/12 SOTKON INSTALLS UNDERGROUND CONTAINERS IN THE NEW RIO DE JANEIRO HARBOUR AreA
23/06/15

Cúcuta: the model city of Colombia

Cúcuta is the capital, the most populated city of the administrative division called Norte de Santander and the sixth most populous of Colombia. About two years ago, SOTKON implemented an experimental project of underground container systems for the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW) in order to test the effective reduction of operating costs and improvement of health and safety conditions for the community. 

In a recent trip to this city, besides being able to see in situ the scenery and economic transformations occurred with the changing of deposition habits of both household and commercial refuse, Luis Laranjeira, representing SOTKON, had the opportunity to meet with various local entities such as the municipality and collection and construction companies which, being aware of the advantages in the use of underground containers, expressed great satisfaction with the success of the SOTKON system. 

According to Luis Laranjeira, there is a clear will and drive to make Cúcuta a model city in Colombia with respect to environmental sustainability and implementation of innovative systems for the collection and storage of MSW. In a meeting with the Mayor Donamaris Ramírez-Paris Lobo, himself a visionary for a better future and better quality of life for Cúcuta, it was revealed the intent to acquire 10 additional units to be installed during the current year and also the wish to include an amount in next year's budget to continue with the project. The municipality is thus to create conditions to promote the inclusion of underground containers in the construction of new condominiums, shopping centres and residential projects in a large scale. This also indicates that may be imminent the agreement with local suppliers for the manufacture of various SOTKON components in order to reduce import costs with equipment that, to date, is fully derived from SOTKON’s plant in Portugal,. 

Certainly these are decisive steps towards a more clean and organized city, that will bring short-term social, environmental and economic benefits to the Colombian city.

In the picture, Luis Laranjeira (left) and the Mayor Donamaris Ramírez-Paris Lobo after the meeting./PT