Construction of the country's first landfill meeting EU standards.
On 24th October 2018, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the completion of a new landfill in Gevgelija, the first in the country to be built in accordance with EU standards. Funding of US$1 million for the facility was provided by the Government of Japan. The new landfill will enable the municipality to close its current illegal dumpsite, which sprawls along the banks of the Suva River.
The UNDP is now assisting in the training of landfill staff, and planning is in an advanced stage for an improved access road and the procurement of supplemental trucks and loading equipment.
The landfill project was part of a broader US$2.2 million UNDP programme to support the municipalities most affected by the refugee crisis of 2015-2016.