Chisinau authorities are ready to pay up to 10 million lei annually in order to solve the problem of municipality’s waste disposal - Dorin Chirtoaca.

Chisinau authorities are ready to pay up to 10 million lei annually in order to solve the problem of municipality’s waste disposal - Dorin Chirtoaca.

In the course of the operative meeting of municipal services, the General Mayor of Chisinau commented on the current situation with the removal of waste from the city. Last weekend, the garbage from Chisinau was not evacuated due to the fact that the residents of Bubuieci protested and blocked the passage of the municipal special vehicles of the Autosalubritate enterprise to store the garbage on the landfill situated in the outlying part of the village. The protest is mainly related to the overcrowding of the landfill. The General Secretary of Chisinau noted that it is urgent to find a solution to this problem. According to him, the Mayor is ready to allocate annually 10 million lei for the storage of waste. The site for waste disposal should be located within a radius of 50-70 kilometers from the capital. Chirtoaca also recalled that the municipality has already one dump in Tintareni, which is planned to be developed in order to comply with the environmental standards, and the planned investments are estimated at about 25 million euros. However, the local authorities of Tintareni and the residents of this village do not agree that the garbage would be located on the outskirts of the village. Chirtoaca noted that if a consensus is not found with the local authorities, than the municipality will initiate the adoption at the governmental level of the decision to grant the land plot, on which the dump in Tintareni is located, the status of a national land. Let us recall that, in September last year, the German engineering company FICHTNER Management Consulting presented a feasibility study on the management of solid domestic waste in the municipality. According to the project, its financing will be carried out by the EBRD. The project includes the reconstruction of the landfill in Tintareni (11.6 million euros), the renewal of the truck fleet for the collection and transport of waste (7.7 million euros), the rehabilitation of the waste sorting line (1.8 million euros), etc. The project will allow solving completely within 5-7 years the problem of solid household waste in Chisinau. The dump in Tintareni was used in 1989-2010. // 20.03.2017- InfoMarket.

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