Two leading Japanese environmental companies are pledging to help Georgia address its rubbish and recycling problem.
Japanese firms Carbon Free Consulting and Global System Co Ltd confirmed they planned to launch new project in Georgia concerning waste management, initially in capital Tbilisi and in nearby Rustavi.
In the first stage of the project, waste recycling factories will be constructed in the two cities.
Representatives from the two Japanese companies were part of a Japanese delegation who are currently in Georgia to meet local officials and explore ways to develop the projects.
Today the delegation met with Georgia’s Minister of Environment Protection Gigla Agulashvili and other agency officials.
While here the Japanese sides have been conducting a survey about the waste management situation in Georgia, and the results will be finalised by April 2016, the Ministry stated after the meeting.
In particular the Japanese side was interested in Georgia’s legal procedures regarding waste management and the current strategy and planned reforms of the Ministry of Environment Protection.