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The Société Monégasque d’Assainissement (Monegasque Sanitation Company) (SMA) celebrated its 80th anniversary in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince and other dignitaries.
After a brief tour of the SMA’s technical premises, the Sovereign Prince then greeted the Society’s 250 or so operatives individually.
The main missions of the SMA, a State Concessionary Company, are cleaning public highways, collecting household waste and treating waste by incineration and energy recovery. Monaco’s cleanliness is often highlighted and praised, and is one of the major assets of quality of life in the Principality.
Also in attendance were Her Excellency the Minister of State, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister for Environmental Affairs, Public Works and Urban Planning, Thomas Battaglione, Director General of the Société Monégasque de l’Electricité et du Gaz (Monaco Electricity and Gas Company) (SMEG) and Deputy President of the SMA, and Edgar Enrici, Director General of the SMA.
An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released.
Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.