“Houmati”, an application for waste collection

Tunisian start-up 2BK Innovation has developed an application to facilitate the collection of municipal waste. The start-up has signed a partnership with the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) for the launch of its “Houmati” solution.

For start-up 2BK, this three-in-one solution “Houmati” will be launched on February 12, 2021 in the municipality of Ezzahra in the Tunis southern suburb.

Later, it will be the turn of Sousse on February 14th, 2021. “The launch of the solution in Marsa in the north of the country and in the other suburbs will be communicated later”, says Omar Khalfet, the co-founder of 2BK Innovation.

The application will be launched in collaboration with the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) after a partnership agreement was signed between the two parties on February 4th, 2021.

The “Houmati” solution is composed of two mobile applications. The first, called “Houmati driver” is intended for drivers who drive waste collection trucks. They will be able to communicate directly with each Tunisian, particularly on the timetables.

Thanks to the application, drivers will also be able to alert the municipal authorities in the event of a problem. The “Clean 8” application will be used by the population. “The information collected will enable the mapping of municipal problems (lighting, pollution…). This data will then be made available to national bodies,” says ATI. Houmati also has a web-based dashboard for resource management.

Through its project, the start-up 2BK Innovation will contribute to the fight against pollution in Tunisia.

The Ministry of the Environment plans to launch a downloadable application on smartphones to report the anarchic dumping of demolition waste in Tunisia.

The 30-month project (until 2023) will require an investment of €3 million (€2.7 million) funded by the European Union (EU). The Tunisian authorities also plan to build a waste recovery unit in Gabès, in south-east Tunisia.

The future facility will be capable of handling 400,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste per year.


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