Cleaning City – Changing Minds: With the support of Government of Japan Armenian Red Cross Society assists waste management in Ijevan, Tavush
On September 23rd, Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) handed over 240 trash bins and a trash-collecting car to Ijevan City Municipality in the frames of “Project for Provision of Garbage Containers and Collection Vehicle to Enhance Capacity for Waste Management in Ijevan City” project financed by the Government of Japan.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Mr. Masanori Fukushima, RA Tavush Regional Governor Hayk Ghalumyan, Ijevan City Acting Mayor Arthur Chagharyan and ARCS Secretary General Anna Yeghiazaryan attended the ceremony.
The Municipality will ensure further technical service of garbage collection.
On August 30th, within the framework of the project, 40 volunteers from Tavush Regional Branch of the Armenian Red Cross Society in Ijevan, conducted an awareness-raising campaign on environmental clean-up and cleaned various parts of the city from garbage.
In 2020 Ijevan city municipality applied to the ARCS to assist in the improvement of waste management.
Garbage collection process development, through the “Cleaning City – Changing Minds” program implementation, directed to community resilience raising, will promote environment conditions improvement and disaster risk reduction.
In the 90s the waters of the Aghstev River passing through Ijevan were polluted by the Dilijan Impulse Plant and Ijevan carpet-weaving plant. Now there are no industrial enterprises polluting the river, but there is a need of system change, which will prevent the river contamination and clogging by household waste, creating risks of flooding.