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GrCF2 W2 E2 - Tbilisi Waste Treatment Project



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


Approval date:

30 Jan 2024


In Exploratory, Pending Final Review

PSD disclosed:

30 Jun 2023

As per section 1.4.2 (iii) of the Directive on Access to Information: "For Projects approved by Bank management where the Board of Directors has delegated the approval authority, the PSD shall be disclosed at the start of the relevant no-objection notification period to a member country of the Bank in accordance with Article 13 (iii) of the Agreement Establishing the EBRD."

Project Description

The investment will address the priority needs of Tbilisi City identified under the Green City Action Plan. The loan will be used for setting up the first waste treatment plant in Tbilisi, aiming at diverting waste sent to the sanitary landfill. 

Project Objectives

The Project aims to contribute to an improved level of solid waste services and overall improved environment in Tbilisi. The Project will also bring landfill operations in line with the relevant EU environmental standards. 

Transition Impact

ETI score: 70

Green i. The Project will result in improved solid waste management and reduce the negative impacts of waste collection on the environment. 

Competitive i The Project is expected to promote a shift in the Company's strategic planning towards commercialisation of recyclables business segment. 

Client Information


Georgia, represented by the Ministry of Finance. The Project will be implemented by Tbilisi City and Tbilservice Group Ltd.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 22,000,000.00

€22 million sovereign loan to Georgia.

Total Project Cost

EUR 27,000,000.00

The Project is expected to be supported by concessional financing in the form of investment grants and/or concessional loans, up to EUR 5 million. 


EBRD offers financing that is not available in the market from commercial sources on reasonable terms and conditions. Moreover, EBRD expertise in the sector will support application of enhanced standards.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorized B (ESP 2019) and low-medium risk. The Environmental and Social impacts associated with the waste treatment and sorting line within the footprint of the existing landfill will be identified in the course of the Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) and are expected to be site-specific. They include, inter alia, health and safety of the workers, labour conditions, waste management, soil contamination etc. The Feasibility Study is currently underway and will be used as a basis of ESDD. Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) will be developed to address any identified gaps. PSD will be updated based on the outcomes of ESDD.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

The following technical co-operation ('TC') assignments are envisaged as part of this Project: 

  • TC 1: Technical and Economical Due Diligence, financed by EBRD Shareholder Special Fund;
  • TC2: Environmental and Social Due Diligence, financed by EBRD Shareholder Special Fund;
  • TC 3: Project Implementation Support, funding source to be confirmed;
  • TC4: Stakeholder Participation Programme and Awareness Raising, funding source to be confirmed.


Company Contact Information

David Bodokia
995 32 2619050
Isani-Samgori District, Kakheti Highway 67

PSD last updated

30 Jun 2023

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