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The President instructed to create 31 clusters for the collection and processing of waste in the regions and the Republic of Karakalpakstan

On August 10, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting to deliberate on the consolidation of public health and safety, environmental security, as well as the waste collection and recycling system.Coverage of the population with sanitation services is currently 66 percent. Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that it is essential to bring this figure to 90 percent by the end of the year, including through the extensive engagement of private enterprises.

In all 14 regions, in the context of districts, separate resolutions will be adopted regarding the improvement of waste processing with the introduction of a control system for their realization.

The private sector participation shows good results in waste collection and recycling. Wherever such enterprises operate, the population is content with the quality of services. For example, Bio Techno Eco LLC provides sanitary cleaning services to 285 thousand residents of the city of Termez as well as Termez and Angor districts.In this regard, responsible officials were instructed to organize 31 clusters on the basis of public-private partnerships in Karakalpakstan and other regions.

Through these projects, it is crucial to bring the level of recycling of household waste to 25 percent by the end of the year and at least 35 percent in 2021.The head of our state underlined the importance of addressing the issue of 51 landfills that fail to meet sanitary and environmental requirements, as well as the creation of 26 landfills for construction waste and clusters for their processing.

The meeting participants also discussed the effectiveness of the use of funds attracted from international financial institutions. Executives in charge were ordered to speed up the implementation of projects launched within the framework of these funds, to commission facilities sooner. The head of state noted the importance of providing the sphere with economical and low-cost technology.