Baku, Azerbaijan, December 20
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated $0.5 million grant that will be fully used to develop waste management strategy in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, Trend reports referring to EBRD.
According to Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi Maia Bitadze, this will be the first step for the city to gradually move towards the establishment of a segregated waste system, including proper infrastructure, reorganization of trash trucks and introduction of some financial incentive mechanisms.
"This will help citizens to start sorting waste on the spot,” Bitadze said.
As Tbilisi City Hall informed, consulting services have already been procured. The responsibilities of the consulting company are to study the current situation and conduct primary waste disposal research.
The consulting company together with the City Hall will also develop new methodology for calculating the waste rate, which will eliminate waste management costs and encourage people to start waste sorting.
Accordinbg to EBRD, introduction of a waste management strategy is one of the requirements of the Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union.
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