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Solving Batumi's solid waste problem

By Cecilia Calatrava

Solving Batumi's solid waste problem

The Gonio landfill in Batumi is the largest and most dangerous dumpsite in Georgia.

Together with the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) and the Sustainable Infrastructure Fund*, we’ve financed the first sanitary landfill in the country, in line with EU standards.

Thanks to this project, the Gonio landfill will be cleaned and closed, and people like Gocha will be offered new job opportunities in the new facility.

*Donors to the Sustainable Infrastructure Fund are:
Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, TaiwanBusiness--EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund and the United Kingdom.


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