Armenia: solid waste landfill launched in Hrazdan with EU support
April 15, 2021

Armenia: solid waste landfill launched in Hrazdan with EU support

On 14 April, the construction of a solid waste landfill, co-financed by EU, was formally launched near Hrazdan in Armenia. The landfill with modern solid-waste management processes, located near the Yerevan-Sevan highway, will cover the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste and will provide major environmental and social benefits for local residents and businesses.

“This important development is in line with the EU-Armenia CEPA agreement on environmental protection and waste management, contributing to the Green Deal. The Green recovery is an important investment for our future and it provides many opportunities for businesses and jobs for Armenian citizens,” said the European Union Ambassador to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin. This project will help several local communities of Kotayk and Gegharkunik region to have integrated solid waste management system and improve waste collection system, including sorting and recycling and provide new opportunities to the local businesses.

The construction is co-financed by the European Union, European Bank for Reonstruction and Development and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) fund. The EU-compliant solid waste landfill in Hrazdan will serve twelve municipalities.

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