Azerbaijan, Baku, December 5 / Trend , M.Aliyev /
2010, declared in Azerbaijan the Year of Environment, will be marked with large-scale environmental activities, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Huseyngulu Bagirov briefed the media on Dec. 5.
We will try to bring the volume of green area in Absheron peninsula up to 10 million trees, Bagirov said.
2010 was declared in Azerbaijan the Year of Environment. The President of Azerbaijan made an initiative to plant 3 million trees on the territory of Absheron peninsula.
During the greening works, the reclamation of land is also carried out. In total, over one and a half year, 4,000 hectares of land will be greened on the Absheron peninsula.
According to the minister, the solid waste processing plant is also constructed rapidly.
In addition, the work on wastewater cleaning is also completed in Hovsan settlement. "Currently, we have prepared a draft and negotiate with separate companies on the use of cleaned wastewater for irrigation of planted lands in Absheron," said the Minister.
Starting from the next year, particular attention will be focused on processing of hazardous waste in the industrial zone of Sumgayt, Garadagh, Ganja and Mingechavir.
In 2010, the Ministry will continue the project for the production of drinking water and establishment of rehabilitation centers, said the Minister.