U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 2, 2004
KYIV, UKRAINE - U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
awarded a $300,000 grant to the City of Yalta to fund a feasibility study
on the development of a modern municipal solid waste management system
for the city and surrounding area. The grant will be conferred at a signing
ceremony that will be held Thursday, March 4, at 12:30 at the Hotel Oreanda
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U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst and Yalta City Mayor Sergey Braiko
will sign the grant agreement on behalf of U.S. and Ukrainian Governments.
Also present at the signing ceremony will be Crimean Prime Minister Sergiy
Kunitsyn, Rada Speaker Borys Deich, Presidential Representative Oleksandr
Didenko, USTDA Regional Director Daniel Stein, the U.S. Department of
Commerce Embassy Kyiv Office, and other officials from Ukrainian state and
Crimean regional governments.
Before the signing ceremony, Ambassador Herbst will call on Prime Minister
Kunitsyn, Rada Speaker Deich, and Presidential Representative Didenko in
The USTDA-funded study will investigate the best available options to
replace the old dry-tomb landfill with an integrated waste management system
that includes waste minimization, recycling and waste-to-energy conversion.
The study will also explore the best available remediation method to reclaim
the old waste disposal site. The study will be carried out on behalf of the
Yalta City Council by EMCON/OWT Inc. of Mahwah, New Jersey, a
subsidiary of the Shaw Group, Inc., in collaboration with T3MA Group, Inc.,
of Warrenton, Virginia.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency advances economic development
and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle-income countries.
The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, feasibility studies,
training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the
development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading
USTDA's strategic use of foreign assistance funds to support sound
investment policy and decision-making in host countries creates an enabling
environment for trade, investment and sustainable economic development. In
carrying out its mission, USTDA gives emphasis to economic sectors that may
benefit from U.S. exports of goods and services. Since 1992, USTDA has
allocated nearly $10 million to Ukraine, of which almost $9 million were in
grants for feasibility studies.
Public Affairs Section, United States Embassy Kyiv
4 Hlybochytska St., Kyiv 04050 Ukraine
(380 44) 490-4026, 490-4090, Fax (380 44) 490-4050