Uzbekistan and South Korea are implementing an environmental project worth $6.6 million
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A meeting was held in South Korea with representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Korea Institute of Environmental Industry and Technology (KEITI).
At the meeting, the parties signed an agreement on the implementation of a grant project in the amount of US$6.6 million.
The parties discussed preliminary prospects that will be implemented as part of the project for the construction of facilities for the disposal of medical waste and the capture of landfill gas from landfills in the Jizzakh region
The project includes the construction of a landfill gas collection facility with a capacity of 500 kW-1 MW, the construction of a landfill gas collection system with the ability to connect to a power plant with a capacity of 500 kW-1 MW, the installation of a medical waste incineration facility with a capacity of 5-10 tons per day, the construction of a special facility to strengthen the material and technical base, as well as the purchase of equipment and other devices.
The project also includes the construction of 6 waste transfer stations, the construction of 5 new landfills and the purchase of equipment for disposal, composting, containers and special equipment for incinerating medical waste at newly built landfills.
At the meeting, the prospects for opening a KEITI office in Tashkent were discussed. This office will serve as a regional center for all Central Asian states. At the end of the meeting, Choi Hyun Jin emphasized the active interaction with the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and also expressed his desire to develop further cooperation.