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Kotayk Solid Waste Management Project



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


ESIA disclosed:

08 Dec 2011



Approval date:

10 Dec 2014

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The proposed project comprises a EUR 3.5 million sovereign loan, co-financed by a capex grant of EUR 3.5 million from NIF. The project will comprise of building of EU compliant regional landfill in Hrzdan (Kotayk region) with relevant infrastruction and equisition of vehicles, bins and equipment for waste management, tendering out of waste collection in a transparent manner to private companies and creation of a landfill management company (the “Company”), operating as a commercially sustainable unit; closure of non-compliante dumpsites (not part of the project – just monitored by the Bank).

The company will service 7 municipalities of Kotayk region and Sevan city. Potential transition impacts are: Operational Improvement, Commercialisation of the company; Signing Public Service Contract between participating municipalities and the company; adoptoion of full cost recovery principle; Institutional building - supported by technical co-operation services provided to assist participating municipalities to establish a commercially driven solid waste management company; Potential for private sector participation in waste collection; the project, being the first co-operation between the EBRD and Armenian municipality in the solid waste sector, has a demostration effect setting an example for future co-operation to structure financing of solid waste projects.

There is a Project Summary Document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Non-technical summary: EnglishArmenian

Stakeholder Engagement Plan: English | Armenian

Environmental and Social Action Plan: English | Armenian

ESIA: English | Armenian

Land acquisition and livelihood restoration framework: English | Armenian

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

EBRD Headquarters in London,


Hrazdan City Hall
Kentron District, Hrazdan City
Tel: +(374 223) 2 39 64, +(374 223) 2 23 45


Links to ESIA documents on the official website of The Ministry of Territorial Administration

English | Armenian


Links to ESIA documents on the official website of Kotayk Regional Administration

Links to ESIA documents on the official website of the Ministry of Urban Development.


Mr. Mihran Mikaelyan
Deputy Mayor of Hrazdan City
Kentron District, Hrazdan City
Tel: +(374 223) 2 39 64, +(374 223) 2 23 45

General enquiries:
Arshavir Khachatryan,
Head of Housing Services and Infrastructure
Kentron District, Hrazdan City
Tel: +(374 223) 2 13 39


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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