Dushanbe Solid Waste Management Project



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Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

22 Jul 2008



PSD disclosed:

23 May 2008

Project Description

The Project objectives are to assist the City of Dushanbe to: rehabilitate the existing landfill site and collection points, supply new landfill equipment; and supply new collection vehicles, containers and equipment. Other objectives include assisting the City to re-organise and improve solid waste collection and disposal in Dushanbe.

Transition Impact

  • Technical co-operation to help the City of Dushanbe to consolidate the existing waste collection departments into a single municipal corporation and to develop a business and corporate development plan for the new municipal corporation.
  • New tariffs will be implemented to enable the waste collection service provider to cover its costs while protecting low income families from hardship.
  • Skills and knowledge transfer will take place during project preparation and implementation plus training and new skills will be provided directly by the technical co-operation programmes.
  • The operation will have a demonstration effect as the first example of co-operation between the EBRD and a Tajik municipality to finance a solid waste project.


The Client

The City of Dushanbe.

EBRD Finance

Up to USD 4 million (EUR 2.56 million equivalent) loan to the City of Dushanbe with a sovereign guarantee of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Project Cost

USD 11.71 million (EUR 7.5 million equivalent).

Environmental Impact

Screened B/1.

The project will bring substantial environmental, health and safety benefits to the City of Dushanbe and surrounding communities by providing an adequate and affordable municipal waste management system. However, the rehabilitation of the existing landfill serving the City of Dushanbe may be associated with a number of environmental issues resulting from its current operations and past use. An Environmental Audit of the City of Dushanbe municipal solid waste management system including the exiting landfill site will need to be carried out to identify and assess any environment-related risks and liabilities, such as soil, groundwater and surface water contamination. A detailed Site Environmental Analysis will be carried out to identify and assess environmental, health and safety issues associated with the rehabilitation programme and to determine measures for their mitigation. The project components will need to meet national and EU environmental standards.

Technical Cooperation

Financial, technical, environmental, and social impact due diligence plus environmental field investigations of the landfill site - financed by the Swedish International Development Agency.


  • Support to the Project Implementation Unit plus Engineering Design and Construction Supervision Services – donor funding to be identified
  • City and Corporate Development Programme to help the City of Dushanbe re-organise and improve solid waste collection and disposal in Dushanbe – donor funding to be identified.

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