Surveillance Cameras to be Installed in Samarkand Region to Combat Fly-Tipping

The Ministry of Ecology in the Samarkand region is taking measures to combat the problem of the illegal dumping of waste, with the Central Office of Dispatching and Online Monitoring developing a plan to install online surveillance cameras to help prevent fly-tipping.

To begin with, 25 cameras will be installed in Samarkand in the most polluted and densely populated areas. Subsequently, it is planned to install 100 cameras throughout the region to ensure comprehensive control over the environmental situation.

The surveillance system will be based on the database of the regional Department of Internal Affairs. A list of people and the registration plates of cars that disrespect the environment will be created. Inspectors from the Department of the Ecology will then contact the offenders and draw up appropriate administrative protocols.

Such an online surveillance system is already successfully operating in other regions of Uzbekistan, such as Tashkent and its environs, as well as in Namangan, Andijan, Syr Darya and the Surkhandarya regions.

Times of Central Asia

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 Stephen M. Bland is a journalist, author, editor, commentator and researcher specialising in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Prior to joining The Times of Central Asia, he has worked for NGOs, think tanks, as the Central Asia expert on a forthcoming documentary series, for the BBC, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, and numerous other publications.
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Published in 2016, his book on Central Asia was the winner of the Golden Laureate of Eurasian Literature. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a book about the Caucasus.
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