Construction of Waste Processing Plant Launched in Bishkek

On 29 March, Akylbek Japarov, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic, participated in a ceremony to mark the construction of a plant to produce electricity coupled with the disposal of solid household waste in the city of Bishkek.

He was joined by the Mayor of Bishkek, Aibek Junushaliev, the Ambassador of China to the Kyrgyz Republic, Du Dewen, and the director of the Chinese company that will construct the plant.

With reference to the fact that in recent years, environmental issues have been of pressing concern in the capital, he stated, “The landfill in Bishkek needed a plant for processing household waste… This project is (therefore of utmost importance).”

The new plant, due for completion in November 2025 and incorporating waste incinerators, power generators, and cleaning systems, will process approximately 850 tons of solid waste per day.

Japarov also reported that the Cabinet of Ministers will prioritize the construction of waste processing and incineration plants in seven of the country’s regions.

A large waste incineration plant is currently being built in the city of Jalal-Abad, and a Belarusian company has begun construction of a waste incineration plant in Karakol.