Azerbaijan creates working group on detection of illegal territories under dump
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 18 / Trend, N.Ismayilova /
As a result of an inventory conducted by JSC Tamiz Shahar, over two thousand illegal dumps were found, JSC Tamiz Shahar Board Chairman Zakir Ibrahimov said today.
Inventory was held by order of JSC Tamiz Shahar, Company "EKO-REAL" and the National Center for Environmental Forecasting.
"Area of 38 of the number of these illegal dumps exceeds 100 square meters", Ibrahimov said.
According to him, a working group consisting of representatives of the JSC, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Baku Executive Power was created to eliminate these dumps and conduct measures.
"The main task of this group is to identify law violations. In its activity Tamiz Shahar will be based on a report on the inventory," he said.
The plant for burning waste is constructed on an area of 20 hectares not far from Balakhani polygon with a capacity of 500,000 tons of solid waste management per year. The plant is able to accept medical waste incineration in quantities up to 10,000 tons per year. The plant will use 231.5 million KW per hour of electricity per year for waste incineration. The plant will be commissioned in September 2012.
All technical issues concerning electric power transmission and issues related to tariffs will be discussed before putting the plant into operation.
The cost of the project is estimated at 346 million euro for 36 months.
Waste incinerators will have two lines each with a capacity of 250,000 tons and a power generation turbine. According to the project, the plant's power can be increased to 250,000 tons in the future. Precipitation ash may be used for the road construction.
So far, 80 percent of all household waste generated in Baku and Absheron was sent to Balakhani polugon for open dumping.
The French company CNIM is the contractor of the project. The plant will be built within three years plus two years - the period of identifying defects and the next 20 years - the term of the operation CNIM.
The founder of the Balakhani LTD Llc. is CNIM Azerbaijan LTD. The organization was registered Nov.3, 2009. The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant was held on the same day.
Fuad Musayev is the company's official representative. The company is registered with an authorized capital 1,000 manat. Members of the Supervisory Board were Berta André Augusta Julies and Dmitrieff Nicholas.
May 18., the official exchange rate is 0.8036 manat to $1.