‘Waste to energy’ project left on contractor’s disposal

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Staff Reporter

The innovative idea of ‘waste to energy’ under the landfill site project has been left on the disposal of the contractor as over two million people are generating around 500 to 600 tonne garbage per day in the federal capital.
Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) Director Sanitation Sardar Khan Zimri said the winning contractor for setting up the landfill site would be given the option under the contract either to recycle, minimize or segregate the garbage. He informed that the maximum garbage per day is being generated particularly in the rural areas of Tramri, Bhara Kahu, Khanna, Koral and Sohan.
He said ‘waste to energy’ proposal is under approval and after completing all codal formalities, it would be contractor’s responsibility either to use the garbage for energy or recycling and separation purposes, he said.
To a question, he said the refused-derived fuel (RDF) production was initiated as an alternate to fossil fuel and timber when the petroleum prices were sky high during the past government’s tenure.
He said two cement factories initiated to use RDF but later on, when petroleum prices came down it suspended the consumption of the biomass.

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