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Germany ready to invest in Belarus’ tire recycling project

MINSK, 14 December (BelTA) – German investors are ready to partake in the construction of a new plant to recycle used tires in Belarus, Deputy Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus Alexander Zhigulich told a press conference on 14 December.

The new project will use the latest technologies including eco-friendly ones. The plant will produce rubber, cord and textile from old automobile tires. This raw material will be further used at the national industrial enterprises.

The project is estimated at $6 million. Now Belarus is looking into the best resources to finance the construction.

Alexander Zhigulich also mentioned the project to build a municipal solid waste treatment facility in Orsha, jointly with the Italian company COOMI plans. Documents on the intent to implement the project were signed by the Italian COOMI, Orsha Town Hall and Spetsavtobaza company (Orsha). The facility will annually process about 70,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste. This is almost the entire amount of municipal waste generated in the town.