CABICHEM - Initial Facts Finding Mission in Uzbekistan

Between 2nd and 4th July 2018 implementers from EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 65 “Strengthening chemical and biological waste management in Central Asia countries for improved security and safety risk mitigation - CABICHEM” ( visited Tashkent to carry out the first fact finding mission in the country.

The event enabled the CABICHEM Consortium members to meet the Head of Regional Secretariat, Mr. Bakhtiyor Gylyamov, the CBRN CoE National Focal Point (NFP) for Uzbekistan, Mr. Jamshed Sharipov, and national experts in domains related to chemical and biological waste management. During the first day the CABICHEM implementers presented the tasks of the project in order to inform participants of the potential benefits for Uzbekistan.

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Tashkent, 2nd June 2018. Participants to the FFM

National experts were asked to detail the state of the art of the country. The second day discussion was organised in two separate groups: one addressing issues related to chemical waste management, the other on issues related to biological waste management. Key experts led the discussion and collected feedback on the national state of the art and needs. Participants from Uzbekistan belonged to different ministries and national institutions involved in activities connected to environment, health, security and CBRN aspects.

Furthermore, the mission included visits on the 4th July to the Department of Hygiene and Radiology and to the Department of Microbiology of the Tashkent Institute of Postgraduate Medical Studies and a meeting with representatives of the Med Class Group.

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Tashkent, 4th July 2018. Meeting with representatives of the Med Class Group.

The mission in Uzbekistan was realized in close collaboration with the EU CBRN CoE NFP, Mr. Jamshed Sharipov, and was very successful since it brought together European experts belonging to the CABICHEM Project and Uzbek CBRN Authorities, Uzbek stakeholders and experts. Moreover, the visits fostered a better knowledge for the CABICHEM experts of the country’s needs aiming at the correct implementation of the project and the achievement of its targets.

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