“Clean Up Georgia” Project Information of the Meeting held in Akhaltsikhe Municipality
On April 28 , 201 5 , in the framework of the project “Clean U p Georgia – Raising of Public Awareness and Involvement in Solid Waste Management Improvement ” (Phase II) , Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Or ch is” arranged a Meeting in Akhaltsikhe Municipality with the participation of the Superintendent of Akhaltsikhe Administration (Gamgeoba), his Deputies, Chairman of the Sakrebulo (Council), Heads of Services, representatives of superintendents of Tskaltbilis, Skhvilisi, Gamaja, city of Vale, Sabeli, Eliatsminda, Sviri, Versi, Tskruti, Andriatsminda, Minadzi, Agara, Klde, Atskuri, and Uravli Administrative units, media and other representatives of the society.
The aim of the Meeting was public awareness raising in the field of waste management and getting acquainted with the environmental pollution problems. The following issues were discussed at the Workshop: main aspects of the Law of Georgia – “Wastes Management Code”; assessment of the impact of illegal landfills on the ecological status of the adjacent territories which was prepared on the basis of the study results carried out by Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Or ch is” . The interest among the participants was keen.
The project “Clean Up Georgia – Raising of Public Awareness and Involvement in Solid Waste Management Improvement ” (Phase II) is being carried out by a consortium of NGOs consisting of Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis”, Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth-Georgia and “Eco-Vision”, Union of Sustainable Development, with the financial support of the Government of Sweden.