Solid waste collection companies of Karaganda and Aktobe test modern Latvian IT-developments

In the period from 04.02.2018 to 07.02.2018, the member company of cluster CLEANTECH LATVIA – Mappost, carried out working visit to Kazakhstan, where they conducted a pilot project – the development of a logistics system for managing solid waste in the cities of Karaganda and Aktobe.

It’s not a secret for anyone that one of the key tasks in the solid waste management system is logistics planning of collection process. The extent to which this process is properly established determines many factors that affect the most optimal operation of waste disposal organization. Namely such system was developed by Mappost.

In Kazakhstan, Mappost, for the first time, was represented in the framework of the international forum GEWR’17, organized by Kazakhstan Association “KazWaste”, during the international exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana. The relevance of such a system in Kazakhstan is also confirmed by the fact that the country has a state program “Digital Kazakhstan”, aimed at increasing automation in most sectors of the economy.

In order to prove the advantages and benefits of using Mappost, the company offers to test the system in a test mode for all interested partners. One of the first companies, which used this opportunity were companies from Karaganda – LLP “GorkomTrans” and “Aktobe Taza Kala” – from Aktobe.

LLP “GorkomTrans” is the largest company in Karaganda, engaged in solid waste collection services, whose management sets ambitious goals aimed at creating a modern integrated waste management system in its region, while noting the importance of implementing new IT technologies.

“Aktobe Taza Kala” – today is the main company servicing the city of Aktobe with garbage collection services. The company has new development plans, which also includes the use of automation systems and IT solutions. The young management of Aktobe Taza Kala is determined to raise the conditions and quality standards in the system of household waste management in its city.

Specialists of GorKomTrans LLP and Aktobe Taza Kala, together with the developers of Mappost, conducted field collection, where they got acquainted with the local specifics in the process of garbage collection. The advantage of Mappost is also that it can easily be adapted to the needs of any client and region, which this pilot project has demonstrated.

Managers, as well as specialists from both companies, noted the positive results of the pilot project and the need to implement such system.

In addition, the managing director of Mappost – Martins Vimba and its lead developer – Sergey Konotop, offered many of their recommendations for improving the system of work in these garbage disposal companies, based on their many years of experience in the management of solid waste.

Activity was implemented within the framework of the project “Cluster CLEANTECH LATVIA” No. 3.2.1.1/16/A/014 and project CB2East, identification No. CB66.