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Obsolete Pesticides to Be Destroyed in Poland

Chisinau, November 19, 2013 — The last amount of pesticides, that had been repacked, palletized and marked this autumn, were transported today from Taraclia. District were, today by National Army’s servicemembers in autumn. The 170 tons of pesticides will be destroyed at the incinerator from Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland.

“For Taraclia citizens, a new period starts today. Obsolete pesticides will not affect their health and pollute the environment. This fact is due to the common effort of NATO, that launched the Project on the disposal of dangerous pesticides and chemicals in the Republic of Moldova, donor countries and the National Army, that was in charge of this important project”, Defense Minister, Vitalie Marinuta, specified within the project completion ceremony in Taraclia.

Retired Maj. Gen. Ion Coropcean, Prime-Minister’s advisor, said that for the Government of Moldova, citizens’ safety is a priority. The official thanked the experts of the donor countries for funding the Project.

The event brought together the Ambassadors of Bulgaria to Poland, defense attachés accredited to our country, as well as public local authorities and citizens from Taraclia.

The pesticides were repacked, stacked on pallets and labeled within October-November, as part of the final stage of the NATO/Partnership for Peace Project on the disposal of pesticides and chemicals from the Republic of Moldova. The final stage started this summer and includes the evacuation and disposal of 1269 tons of pesticides from15 storehouses of districts centers abroad.

At the same time, 1466 tons of pesticides of the total amount of 3245 tons of repacked pesticides, were evacuated and destroyed abroad, as part of other projects carried out by the Ministry of Environment.

NATO/PfP project on the disposal of dangerous pesticides and chemicals is implemented within the Agreement concluded by the Government and NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization (NAMSA) on the disposal of dangerous pesticides and chemicals in Republic of Moldova during 2013-2014, signed on June 22, 2011, in Brussels.

The project, launched in 2006, is supported by NATO/PfP Trust Fund and the contributing countries such as: Moldova, Romania, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Luxemburg, Finland, Estonia, Bulgaria and Belgium.

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