Six countries are fighting for purity of the environment
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to set up clean technologies centre in Belarus as part of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) Programme
Yuri Lukashevich, the Aide to the Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus, tells us, “The programme envisages co-operation with six countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Georgia. The four-year project is to receive funding of around 12.5 million Euros.”
Implementation will be in several stages, with the first stage envisaging training of Belarusian specialists in pure technology issues. The second will cover the development of concepts and the assessment of the efficiency of pure technologies, leading to the third stage, which will focus on the support of technology transfer.
The UNIDO, the State Committee for Science and Technology, the National Centre for Technology Transfer, the National Academy of Sciences, the Economic Ministry and the Ministry for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection are expected to meet soon to discuss the way forward, including the selection of an organisation co-ordinator for the programme.