Tajikistan: Donors help improve waste management system in Panjakent district

DUSHANBE (TCA) — In collaboration with the Jamoat of Voru and the Jamoat of Rudaki in Tajikistan’s Panjakent district, the Italian NGO Cesvi in mid-November started the construction of a waste deposit site in Rui Ob village located in Jamoat Voru. This site is only the first step among many other steps for the establishment of sustainable waste management systems in the target villages benefitting of the EU-funded project “Enhancing Water and Natural Resources Management and Protection in upper catchments of Zarafshon Watershed,” implemented by a consortium of five international and national organizations, led by German organization Welthungerhilfe, the Delegation of the European Union to Tajikistan said on December 3.

During the ceremony, Mr. A. Bobobekov, representative of the local government authority of Panjakent city, pointed out the importance of improved waste management plans for the district villages.

The ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Environment Protection Department of Panjakent Administration and of the Sanitary Epidemiology Station. The discussion was followed by a joint inspection of the site undergoing construction by all participants.

After completion of construction works in spring 2020, the site is planned to serve as final deposit site for more than 19,000 households in the 17 villages located in the upper catchments of the Jamoat Voru and Jamoat Rudaki. The transportation of the household waste from the villages to the final deposit site will be organized by a local private entrepreneur — which will be an example of a public private partnership in the sphere of communal services.

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