USAID helps illegal dumpsite close in Georgian resort

An illegal dumpsite in Beshumi, Adjara, Georgia. Photo: USAID/Georgia/Facebook, 02 Nov 2016 - 18:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

An illegal dumpsite in a mountainous resort in Georgia’s western Adjara region has been cleaned of garbage and is now being transformed into a recreational area.

More than 450 tons of garbage was removed from Beshumi resort and the decade old illegal dumpsite was closed.

Plans are in the works to develop a recreational forest there.

Beshumi illegal dumpsite after cleansing. Photo: USAID/Georgia/Facebook

The efforts were part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s program on Waste Management Technology in Regions (WMTR) which brings integrated waste management systems in two of Georgia’s regions, Kakheti and Adjara.

USAID worked closely with the local municipality and Austrian Development Cooperation to clean the area and handle the illegal dumpsite.

USAID has provided over $1 billion in humanitarian and development aid to Georgia since assistance began in 1992.