DUSHANBE, January 23, Asia-Plus -- Some 1,200-1,600 cubic meters of solid disposals are daily removed from the Tajik capital to the city dump for solid disposals and in total, more than 860,000 cubic meters (more than 400,000 tons) of solid disposals were removed Dushanbe last year.  

Bahrom Mahmadaliyev, head of the Dushanbe Committee for Environmental Protection, remarked this after a ceremony of signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Dushanbe Mayor’s Office and the European bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Resident Office in Tajikistan on the project for management of solid disposals.  

According to him, the project is aiming to resolve sanitary-hygienic problems.  “Specialists from the Dushanbe Committee for Environmental Protection in cooperation with experts from the EBRD have determined the main directions for tackling problems connected with management of solid disposals,” said the Dushanbe office, “First of all, it is collection and transportation of disposals; then the project provides for bringing the city dump into compliance with sanitary-hygienic requirements and the final stage includes work on management of all operations and the construction of plant for reprocessing of the solid disposals.”  

As it had been reported earlier, Dushanbe Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev and Mr. Fernand Pillonel, Head of the EBRD Resident Office in Tajikistan, signed the memorandum on January 19.  The EBRD intends to provide a loan of US$3 million for implementation of this solid disposals reprocessing project.  Besides, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation will provide US$7 million for the implementation of this project.