ArmInfo. The municipality will establish a community facility for waste collection and sanitation in Yerevan. The draft decision was approved by the Council of Elders at a meeting held on April 23.
The draft decision envisages that garbage removal and sanitary cleaning, as well as snow removal, will continue to be carried out in the administrative territory of the capital; these activities will be carried out by the community enterprise.
''Our aim is to ensure that the problem of garbage collection has been resolved. Unfortunately, when we assumed the office (the new composition of the Council of Elders), Yerevan already had very big and serious problems, and this is due to the fact that only one garbage collection company was operating in the capital. We received these problems as an inheritance, and now we are forced to solve them. And if someone thinks that we should hurriedly take some steps, making mistakes, no, we are very calm, considering all the nuances, all the details, searchingg for the main solution of the problem, "said Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan, reiterating that the Sanitek company responsible for sanitary cleaning in Yerevan is in fact not fulfilling its contractual obligations. To recall, in recent years Yerevan faced a sharp garbage crisis, for several months the residents of Yerevan are extremely outraged by the accumulation of garbage throughout the city, the city authorities place all responsibility on Sanitek, which is systematically fined for failure to fulfil its obligations. In turn, Sanitek, speaking with explanations, explained that it had repeatedly warned the mayor's office that in the absence of an urgent solution, Yerevan would face the problem of a crisis on garbage disposal.
At the same time, the Yerevan Municipality stated that the company did not have the necessary resources to carry out the garbage collection, in this regard, the Yerevan Municipality announced the involvement of the second garbage collection operator, represented by the Yerevan community, requesting from the government permission to purchase 24 garbage trucks during this year, the transaction amount of about 900 million drams, which will be allocated from the local budget.