Kiev -- Officially the project “Waste Governance - ENPI East” started in December 2009. The project is financed in the framework of ENPI Eastern Regional Program adopted in 2008 with total budget of Euro 5.845.500. The duration of the project is 48 months, the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine has announced in its latest (and first ever) newsletter.
The beneficiaries of the project are Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia (the East countries of “The European Neighbourhood Policy” ENP).
The project is aimed to reduce the risks arising from inappropriate usage of wastes in the ENPI countries, that thereby create the danger of the territory pollution. In such a way, the project is directed on the improvement of waste management systems, the introduction of more effective waste prevention initiatives, increased capacities for waste collection and sorting, as well as increasing reuse, recovery, and safe disposal of waste.
In the national dimension the Waste Governance-Project will assist the countries-partners to plan and perform more integral and strategic approaches to waste governance in accordance with the hierarchy of waste management.
Currently, the pilot region for implementation of the Project on the territory of Ukraine is Zakarpattya region.
Planned activities on the national level are the inventorisation of illegal or noncompliant waste disposal sites and dumping of wastes objects that violate the sanitary norms; and the development of 15-year waste management strategy. Planned activities on the transboundary level is the assistance in the passing to the system of waste classification that is used by EU countries. And technical and economic assessment of the usage of DABLAS mechanism for encouraging strategic waste management investments.