The Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Mzia Giorgobiani visited the old landfill and the construction site of a new regional non-hazardous waste landfill in Zugdidi. Giorgi Shukhoshvili, Director of the Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia, presented to the Deputy Minister the project concept for the planned construction of a new waste landfill.
The construction of a new regional non-hazardous waste landfill in Zugdidi is scheduled for the second half of this year as part of “integrated Solid Waste Management Programme II – Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Regions”. Additionally, the project for Zugdidi includes the development of a network of waste transfer stations and equipping municipalities with special equipment for waste collection. After the construction of the new waste landfill, all existing (old) landfills in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region will be closed gradually, according to the standards.
The project will contribute to a significant improvement in sanitary-hygienic norms, as well as natural and social environmental conditions in the region, through an approach to the implementation of a modern waste management system.
The project is currently being implemented with the financial support of the German Bank for reconstruction (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau – KfW). The implementation team of the program is the international consulting company, CDM Smith, with local companies: Saunders Group(Georgia) and GEO(Georgia).