Germany to support Georgia to decrease greenhouse gas emissions
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The German government will allocate 2-million euro grant to supportthe decrease of greenhouse gas emissions in Georgia, said Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
According to Davitashvili, the grant will be used to construct greenhouse gas capture technologies in Rustavi to reduce the greenhouse emissions by JSC Rustavi Azot which amounts to 4-5 percent of the whole country’s greenhouse emissions.
JSC Rustavi Azot is the largest chemical company and only producer of industrial chemicals and mineral fertilizers in the South Caucasus. Today JSC Rustavi Azot is one of leaders among the industrial enterprises in Georgia where more than 2,000 people are employed.
"In agreement with the German Ministry of Environment, we will receive significant financial assistance to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions caused by nitric acid production. This is especially important as the air condition of Rustavi is disturbing,” said Davitashvili.
The JSC Rustavi Azot will also allocate 2 million euro for the project, so that 4 million euro will be used in total to introduce greenhouse gas capture technologies at the plant.
Davitashvili noted that this the project is included the Rustavi air management policy in general,which will be developed by a working group.
He noted that this will be a comprehensive document covering air management not only in Rustavi, but also in Tbilisi.
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