Air Polution

On September 25, 2020, the Aarhus Center in the city of Osh organized a round table to discuss the problems of atmospheric air pollution in Osh with the participation of the leading specialist of the Osh territorial administration of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry under the PKR P. Kambaralieva, the Head of the Production and Technical Department, the curator for ecology of the CHP in Osh M Manyev, Chief Inspector for Ecology of the Interregional Department of the State Inspectorate for Environmental and Technical Safety in the city of Osh I. Matanbaev, employees of the Osh municipal enterprise “Heat Supply” and private baths in the city of Osh. A total of 11 people participated.

After meeting the participants, the Director of the Aarhus Center K. Isabaev briefly informed the participants about the activities of the center for the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the Kyrgyz Republic, introduced them to the purpose of the event and gave the floor to I. Matanbaev.

The Chief Inspector of SIETS spoke about the activities of the IRU on the protection and rational use of atmospheric air, asked the representatives of Osh CHP, Heat Supply and private baths to work within the framework of the requirements of the laws, acquainted them with the important points of the Code of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Violations”.

P. Kambaralieva informed the participants that in recent years the heating systems of the city have improved significantly, boiler houses have begun to use modern Turkish boilers. She reminded the audience about the receipt of annual permits for the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere by business entities and the timely payment of regulatory and excess payments for air pollution.

A. Konkargaev, the chief power engineer of the Oshteplosnabzhenie MP, noted about the measures taken to comply with the requirements of atmospheric air protection in boiler facilities. MP Oshteplosnabzhenie annually draws up annual permits for nature protection in the relevant regulatory authorities. Employees of the boiler houses conducted research on other sources of pollution, near the objects of “Oshteplosupply”. He noted about the work done on landscaping the territories of boiler houses.

The head of the VET department told the round table participants in detail about the ongoing work on environmental protection and the rational use of fuels and lubricants. The TPP in Osh annually draws up permits and develops an action plan to reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere. The annual plans provide for the repair work of dust and gas treatment plants. The organization timely provides quarterly reports on emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere and pays regulatory fees. I asked the chief inspector of SIETS to monitor the activities of the Chinese LLC Fumal and Shundili for the production of fittings on the territory of the former KBC, where artisanal smelting workshops that do not meet standards are used for ferrous metal smelting.

The participants of the Round Table following the discussion to improve the quality of atmospheric air in the city of Osh proposed to pay special attention to business entities, controlling organizations to the following and work in this direction:

  • Organize raids and inventory of small businesses using coal and fuel oil in their production;
  • Prohibit the use of tires, used plastics, textile waste for heating private baths;
  • All enterprises should approve a plan of measures to reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere in the relevant regulatory organizations;
  • Introduction of modern energy saving technologies;
  • To annually issue permits for the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere;
  • SIETS, together with automobile enterprises and the traffic police, during the technical inspection, pay special attention to the presence of a catalyst in the exhaust system of vehicles;

Organizations and enterprises that have boiler houses annually carry out repair work of dust and gas cleaning plants and replace filters in accordance with the approved action plan;

  • For the work of asphalt-concrete plants;
  • For the operation of factories for the processing of sand and gravel mixture;
  • For the private residential sector;
  • To work barbecue and navaikhan;
  • Use modern instrumentation to monitor air quality;
  • The role of green spaces in improving the quality of atmospheric air in settlements;
  • When designing residential buildings and industrial facilities, take into account the ventilation and building standards in this area;
  • Monitoring of lime kilns;
  • For trucking companies and fuel quality;

At the end of the event, those present asked to organize similar meetings with the participation of all organizations and enterprises whose activities affect the quality of atmospheric air and meetings on filing applications to the republican fund for nature protection to receive funds for environmental activities.

They also expressed their gratitude to the Aarhus Center for organizing the Round Table and wished success.

Public relations specialist,

T. Zhumabekov



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