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01.10.2007 - International tenders announced for disposal of PCB containing equipment

On September 17, 2007 United Nations Development Programme projects office in Latvia (UNDP) announced two international tenders for disposal of PCB containing equipment –100 tons of capacitors and 220 tons of transformers. Both notices are placed on the official UNDP procurement website IAPSO at www.iapso.org (Supplying / Procurement notices), the deadline for submission of proposals is October 17th.

24.09.2007 - Additional 44 companies sign for participation in the UNDP/GEF project

In June, 2007 United Nations Development Programme projects office in Latvia (UNDP) invited companies to apply for participation in the project "Environmentally sound disposal of PCB containing equipment", financed by UNDP/Global Environmental Facility fund (GEF). The Project is being implemented by UNDP, in cooperation with Ministry of Environment, "Latvian Environmental Investment Fund" Ltd. and State Environmental Service.

13.06.2007 - First 100 tons of PCB containing equipment shipped for disposal!

On June 13th 2007 the withdrawal of the first 100 tons of PCB (poly-chlorinated biphenyls) containing equipment from Gardene hazardous storage site was completed. Within less than one year already 100 tons of the equipment produced in the former USSR and Eastern Europe and which contains PCB, were collected. The disposal of equipment is organized within the scope of UNDP/GEF Project "Environmentally sound disposal of PCB containing equipment". The main partners in project implementation are Ministry of Environment, Latvian Environmental Investment Fund Ltd, and State Environmental service.

09.04.2007 - The first Project year completed !

One year ago, on March 30, 2006, UNDP Projects office in Latvia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and "Latvian Environmental Investment Fund" Ltd, commenced implementation of the UNDP/GEF financed project "Environmentally sound disposal of PCB containing equipment". The aim of the Project is to collect and dispose of at least 280 tons of PCB containing equipment, raise awareness on safe management of PCB containing equipment and facilitate finalization of PCB containing inventory.

18.01.2007 - UNDP Latvia: tender for transportation and disposal of the PCB containing equipment completed

Tender for transportation and disposal of the PCB containing equipment in an environmentally sound manner has been completed. The tender was announced by UNDP Latvia for purposes of disposal of 100 tons of PCB containing equipment within the project "Environmentally sound disposal of PCB containing equipment and waste in Latvia". Overall seven proposals from different European countries were submitted.



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