11/05/2017 – Public hearing on Solid waste management project Kutaisi took place on May 11, 2017 in Terjola Municipality. Presentation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) document was made by the Advisor of the SWMCG Director Ms. Khatuna Chikviladze. Public discussion meeting was attended by 41 participants, including SWMCG Management; representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Georgia; Governors of Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi; representatives of Municipalities and the local population of the villages: Godogani and Chognari.
The project “Integrated Solid Waste Management Kutaisi” aims at sustainably enhancing the solid waste management system of the Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi/Kvemo Svaneti region. The project consists of the following components: a new sanitary landfill (first construction phase including all infrastructure facilities)complying with EU environmental construction and operation standards including mobile equipment for operation of the new landfill, a material recovery facility (sorting for recyclables), a system of transfer stations and related long distance transport equipment (long distance transport trucks and containers), waste collection containers for improvement and extension of waste collection and transport services in the project area, street sweeping equipment, and consultancy services for the implementation of the project.