Identification and Remediation of Contaminated Sites with Persistent Organic Pollutants Project

The overall objective is to improve environmental protection and the quality of life of citizens by protecting human health and environment from adverse effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and other hazardous substances especially in contaminated sites through enhancing the implementation capacity of EU POPs Regulation and Soil Contamination Strategy.

The Project is programmed in the 2017 Budget of the European Union IPA II funds as “direct grant with international organizations” modality. It is being implemented by United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Chemicals Management Department of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization is the end recipient of the project. Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of European Union and Foreign Relations is the Contracting Authority of the project. The contract started on 09.10.2020. The project duration is 36 months. The project’s end date is on 08.10.2022 The project has two main components: capacity building and technical assistance for contaminated site rehabilitation. Project have 3 results as follows:

  • Result 1. Technical and institutional capacity for management of POPs contaminated sites has been strengthened
  • Result 2. Contaminated sites with POPs have been identified and classified
  • Result 3. Institutional experience for remediation of POPs contaminated sites have been increased

The kick-off meeting of the project was held on 07.11.2019. The first Operation Coordination Unit Meeting was held on 10.12.2019, and the second Operation Coordination Unit Meeting was held on 10 January 2020. The inception period of the project has ended on January 15, 2020 and the inception report has been submitted. The third and fourth Operation Coordination Unit Meetings were held on February 21, 2020 and March 20, 2020.

The Project Manager started her duty as of 02.03.2020 and the first Steering Committee was held on 30 April 2020. The first six-month activity report of the project was also presented on 17 April 2020.

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Environment And Urbanization
Environment and Climate Action Sector Operational Programme
Persistent Organic Pollutants