The SRTF Delivers Waste Containers to Aleppo Governorate

Turkey – Monday, 19 September 2016 – The SRTF Management Unit today delivered 100 waste containers to the implementing entity of its “Solid Waste Removal and Management in Aleppo – Phase I” project. The delivery took place at a zero point on the Turkish-Syrian borders in coordination with the Turkish authorities.

 

Worth approximately EUR 2.3 million, the project aims to contrast the risks of disease proliferation and to improve the living conditions of the local population by rehabilitating the solid waste management sector. The sanitation and hygiene standards in the city have deteriorated following the ending of the regime’s support to the sector at the start of the conflict. Today’s delivery is part of a larger effort that also includes the supply of hydraulic refuse collection vehicles to transport waste, equipment to transport waste from temporary to permanent landfills, rehabilitation and proper management of these landfills.

 

The project is expected to benefit about 450,000 people living it the targeted areas. It will greatly improve their life quality and environmental conditions while reducing the risk of diseases and infections.

 

 

For more information on this project, please visit:

Solid Waste Removal and Management in Aleppo Governorate - Phase I

 

For more information on the SRTF visit:

http://srtfund.org

 

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