Baku, Azerbaijan, September 11
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
A new project, implemented jointly with Sweden, is aimed at ensuring high involvement of the Georgian government in improving the waste management sector, said Minister of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia Levan Davitashvili, Trend reports with reference to the ministry.
He made this statement at a meeting at the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia.
The Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia and the non-governmental organization Keep Georgia Tidy (KGT), with the support of the Swedish government, are launching a new project Keep Georgia Tidy.
“The Ministry is actively working on waste management in order to protect the environment and give our people the opportunity to live in a clean and healthy environment,” Levan Davitashvili said.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sweden to Georgia Ulrik Tidestrom spoke in detail about the importance of environmental protection and, in this regard, the role of the KGT project
“The main goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution by 2023. The main target groups of the project are the government of Georgia, the business sector and the population of Georgia,” Tidstrom said.
According to the ambassador, the Keep Georgia Tidy project will last four years from 2019 to 2023.
The project supported by the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia will be implemented in Tbilisi, the capital, as well as in 10 regions, 63 municipalities and four self-governing cities of the country.
On September 20-22, it is planned to carry out cleaning activities throughout the country, starting with a clean-up campaign near the Tbilisi Sea and covering up to 1,000 places throughout the country for three days. As part of the project, a competition “Clean Region 2019” will be held.
The Keep Georgia Tidy project is a continuation of the Cleanse Georgia campaign, which was carried out between 2010-2018 with the support of the Swedish government.