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Baku, Azerbaijan, December 24, 2014

Aim Texas Overseas Management Group (Lead Consultant), USA, and ICP Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Czurda und Partner mbHAuf (Associate Consultant), Germany Joint Venture , have been awarded a Contract to develop National Waste Management Strategy by Azerbaijan Ministry of Economy and Industry in December 24, 2014.

A contract has been signed with Ministry of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan for developing the National Solid Waste Management Strategy.

To date, the Government of Azerbaijan (GOA) has responded to the need for a National Strategy by beginning to implement an effective Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) program for the Greater Baku capital region with the support of the World Bank. The Government is now seeking to expand its efforts to improve SWM practices and facilities to the entire country. To accomplish this, a comprehensive National Strategy is required to accomplish the necessary improvements in an expeditious, technically sound, and economically sustainable manner based on approaches that have been successfully used in other countries and which are appropriate to the Azerbaijan setting.

The objectives of the National Strategy are mainly as follows;

  • To improve core collection and disposal processes including the development of regional landfills and transfer stations that will provide disposal services for various groupings of Rayons throughout Azerbaijan.
  • To ensure the efficient use of available resources in setting up the investments and development schemes that would improve solid waste collection, recovery and disposal in all of the country’s rural and urban areas.

Accordingly, this consultancy will assist the GOA in developing a National Solid Waste Management Strategy.  The strategy will focus on data collection and planning for improved collection, recycling, recovery and disposal of municipal solid wastes.  The strategy will propose future local, regional and national actions and their estimated costs.  

Key principles underlying development of the strategy will be:

  • Using an integrated waste management approach that seeks to optimize the cost-effectiveness of the whole system over its whole life;
  • Accepting the waste hierarchy and its 4 Rs of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource recovery as priority steps to minimize land disposal;
  • Adopting the polluter-pays-principle coupled with appreciation for the ability-to-pay of various waste generators in developing cost recovery concepts;
  • Optimizing economies-of-scale through defining inter-municipal and regional waste processing and landfill systems; and
  • Outlining enabling frameworks of supportive laws, institutions, financing and economic instruments.

Accordingly, project start up meetings have been held in Aim Texas Baku office with attendance of the project team leaders and senior technical specialists from Aim Texas and ICP between January 13 – 25, 2016. A project kick-off meeting has also been held with the Project Management Team (PMT) of the Client in PMT office.

 

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Aim Texas Baku Office: from right; Mr. Qasim Qasimov (data analyst- – Aim Texas), Mr. Ludwig Streff (Sr. Tech Specialist – ICP), Mrs. Constance Hornig (Legal Specialist – Aim Texas), Sandra

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Aim Texas Baku Office: from left; Mr. Qasim Qasimov (data analyst- – Aim Texas), Mr. Ludwig Streff (Sr. Tech Specialist – ICP), Mrs. Constance Hornig (Legal Specialist – Aim Texas), Sandra

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Cointreau (Sr. solid waste spe. and team leader -home – Aim Texas), Mr. Tan (Sr. solid waste spe. and international team leader – Aim Texas)

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Cointreau (Sr. solid waste spe. and team leader -home – Aim Texas), Mr. Tan (Sr. solid waste spe. and international team leader – Aim Texas)

Baku, PMT office: Kick-off meeting, Jan 25, 2016

Mr. H. Abdullayev, Deputy head of PMT, Mr. Faig Sadigov, Sr. Env & Solid waste spe. from PMT, Mr. Tan, Ms. Cointreau, Mrs. Hornig, and Mr. Streff from Consultant team

 

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