Waste-to-energy plant project in Shwepyitha 25 % finished

THE country’s first-ever waste-to-energy plant being established Industrial Zone is 25 per cent completed, and is estimated to be finished by March 2017, according to a senior officer from the Yangon City Development Committee.

Since October last year, the Yangon Waste to Energy Plant Project has been implemented by the YCDC and the tender-winning Japanese Future Engineering Cooperation agency under an agreement inked between Myanmar’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and the Japanese government.

According to the agreement, the Japanese Ministry of Environment vowed to pay half of the total cost of US$16.2 million for the project.

After completion of the project, 300 kilowatts of the 700 kilowatts produced by the plant will go to Yangon residents through the national grid, with electricity generated from 60 tonnes of waste materials per day. The major goal of the project is to reduce methane and carbon dioxide transmission, as both gases badly damage the environment and are considered a root cause of climate change. Waste collection in Yangon is estimated at over 1,600 tons a day. The YCDC collects the garbage from every township and disposes it to designated areas in Shwepyitha, Hlawga in Mingaladon, Dagon Seikkan and Dala townships.

Souce:Global New Light of Myanmar

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