Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.19 / Trend /
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today opened a municipal solid waste sorting factory in Balakhani.
President Ilham Aliyev familiarized himself with the administrative building of the facility.
Economic Development Minister Shahin Mustafayev informed the Head of State about the factory's activity.
Then, the Azerbaijani leader became familiar with working mechanism of the municipal solid waste sorting factory.
The Head of State was told that the factory is Azerbaijan's first pilot project in this field. The facility's annual capacity is 200,000 tons of production.
The Head of State praised the conditions created at the factory.
President Aliyev has also inaugurated the Baku municipal solid waste incineration plant.
The Head of State familiarized himself with the activity of the plant.
Economic Development Minister Shahin Mustafayev informed the President that the facility is the biggest municipal solid waste incineration plant in the Eastern Europe and CIS. The plant was built by French CNIM Company.
President Ilham Aliyev laid foundation stone for the facility on November 3, 2009.
The plant capacity is 500,000 tons per year. It will generate 231,500 megawatt of electricity from incineration of the household waste.
President Ilham Aliyev launched the facility by pressing a button, and watched a documentary on the activity of the Baku municipal solid waste incineration plant.
Addressing the event, President Ilham Aliyev praised the conditions created in the plant and wished success to the facility's staff.
Chairman of the Management Board of CNIM Company Nicolas Dmitrieff also delivered a speech at the event