Lviv regional state
administration, Lviv regional council, Lviv municipal council and local authorities of Lviv region, on the territory of which the landfills of
solid waste are situated, under the mediation of the Cabinet of Ministers of
Ukraine have concluded and signed a special two-year Memorandum of municipal
solid waste treatment elaborated to resolve a monthslong
problem with accumulation and inability to dispose of household waste. The
document inked in Lviv in the presence of Vice Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion will ensure the
disposal of waste at landfills and dumps in Lviv
region and guarantee financial support for the enterprises and cities that will
stockpile waste at landfills.
Commenting on the signing of the Memorandum, Vice Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion stressed that
the problem of waste management had required quick and effective decisions.
"And the signing of the Memorandum is the implementation of the
commitments made at Government level. We have the result. The Memorandum is a vivid
example of cooperation between local authorities and the Government", said
the Vice Prime Minister.
In turn, head of Lviv regional
state administration Oleh Syniutka
stressed that the signing of the Memorandum had become possible owing to the
direct participation of the Prime Minister in solving the issue. "The Government
have had a series of meetings, and today we have a Memorandum, which defines
the principles, timeframe and financial resources to address the issue of waste
management in Ukraine", said Oleh Syniutka.
The Memorandum signed on April 21 in particular provides for
the following: Lviv regional administration shall
establish a public council to control garbage removal from the city; to choose
on the competitive basis investors for the construction and exploitation of
complexes of utilization (recycling) of solid waste in Lviv
region, as well as for building of utilization systems, for coordinating work on
the removal and disposal of waste from the city of Lviv.
Lviv regional council is obliged to allocate funding
in 2017 and 2018 from the regional environmental protection fund for the
improvement of the logistics base and remediation of landfills stockpiled with
waste. Among other things, Lviv municipal council shall
allocate funds from the local budget in 2017 to the tune of UAH 70 million and another
sum worth UAH 70 million in 2018 for improving the logistics base and remediation
of landfills stockpiled with waste, and for concluding agreements with local
governments and enterprises that deal with solid waste landfills for a period
of 24 months to ensure proper disposal of solid waste accumulated in Lviv.