Tauw is Training Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to Clean up Pesticides

June 22, 2009

DEVENTER, The Netherlands, June 22 /PRNewswire/ — Tauw has been
commissioned by the World Bank to be a consultant in how to approach old
pesticides and organic contaminations that are difficult to decompose (POPs)
in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The consultants at Tauw will take
care of the transfer of knowledge about drawing up an inventory and how to
deal with the old storage places of these toxic substances. The contract was
signed on June 3.

In each of the three countries, ten people will be trained to track down
and make an inventory of old storage spaces. In addition, one dumping site in
each country will be more closely inspected, after which a sanitation
technique will be designed.

The activities will be carried out in a consortium, along with
Witteveen+Bos, Milieukontakt International, IHPA (International HCH and
Pesticides Association), and Green Cross. The work will also be done in close
cooperation with local parties. The Canadian government is financing the
project, which will cost 450,000 euros.

In Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, large amounts of outdated
pesticides and POPs, which were used in agriculture and are very harmful to
humans and to the environment, have been accumulating for the last several
dozen years. Cleaning up these substances is being done in accordance with
the Stockholm Convention.

For more information: http://www.tauw.com

Note to Editors

Tauw Group BV is an international consulting and engineering bureau,
which is active in six European countries and has over 1,100 employees
working from local offices. Tauw will be contributing to sustainable
environmental quality. The activities consist of measuring, consulting,
designing and realizing projects that are focused on the organization,
improvement and maintenance of the physical area, the environment and the

Tauw has been contributing to the stimulation of the realization and
creation of solutions for the problems of pesticides and POPs.



Source: newswire

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