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Belarus' eco-friendly city project seeks investors

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eco eco The Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry is looking for investors for the project SymbioCity in Brest, Yekaterina Kuznetsova, the head of the department for environmental policy, international cooperation and science at the ministry, said at a press conference “Introducing green technologies to improve the quality of life in cities and regions of Belarus”, BelTA has learned.

This is one of the major initiatives envisaged in the National Action Plan for the Development of Green Economy in Belarus up to 2020. The project was launched in September 2018 when the Brest City Council of Deputies introduced the concept “Brest is a Smart Sustainable City”.

“We are currently looking for additional funding. With this project, we would like to demonstrate how a green city concept can be implemented in a big city,” Yekaterina Kuznetsova noted.

At present, Belarus is introducing green standards in small and medium-sized cities like Polotsk, Novopolotsk, and Novogrudok. Belarus is aiming to adopt the best international practices of sustainable urban development and introduce them in regional capitals. This project is based on the Swedish SymbioCity concept which has been implemented in various countries. The concept provides for developing environmentally sustainable cities which efficiently use resources and manage waste. The project should help reduce greenhouse gas emissions among other things.

Source: information agency BelTA

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