Based on a successful pledging event at the E5P Assembly of Contributors on 7 December 2017, the first E5P project for Belarus has been approved. The E5P Contributors have approved a EUR 2 million to improve solid waste management in Puhovichi close to Minsk. The project to be implemented by EBRD will construct the first EU compliant landfill in Belarus for two districts in Minsk Oblast and will become both a pilot project for other solid waste investments in the country. It will also be the first such inter-regional project in Belarus in this sector.
The EBRD loan and E5P grant agreements are expected to be signed in spring 2018.