Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb.15 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Environment Ministry has held a meeting on solid organic pollutants, which was attended by Environment Minister Goga Khachidze and UN Deputy Ambassador Sophio Kemkhadze.
"I am sure this is the beginning of an important matter. We must liberate our country from obsolete pesticides. I thank all of my partners for their assistance in this important project," Khachidze said.
The project's budget is $3.5 million. The project is carried outjointly with the UNDP and the Global Environment Fund.
"The project will increase public awareness. It is important that obsolete pesticides be exported from the country," Kemkhadze said.
Some 250 tons of obsolete pesticides will be exported outside the country and rendered harmless as part of the project. Pesticides have been collected across the country at the Yalgudzha landfill. The project aims to reduce the influence of pesticides on human health and
NGO and international organization representatives participated in the event.