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* Construction of a landfill in northwest to dispose Sri Lankan capital's solid waste approved
Fri, Aug 15, 2014, 12:59 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government, looking for an environmentally acceptable and economically feasible solution for the disposal of Municipal Solid Waste in the Metro Colombo Region, has received approval to construct a landfill in the northwest.

The government plans to construct a sanitary landfill in Aruakkalu in the Puttalam District and transport the solid waste generated in Colombo and its suburbs to the landfill by train and dispose.

According to the government, the current collection of solid waste in the city of Colombo is about 700 Metric Tons (MT) per day and with the other urbanized local authorities in the Metro Colombo Region, the collection is about 1200 MT per day.

It is proposed to construct a Sanitary Land Fill in an abandoned quarry in Aruakkalu in the Puttalam District and to transport solid waste by train from a transfer station at Meethotamulla. The proposed Sanitary Land Fill will be constructed in keeping with international standards.

While inorganic waste will be disposed of there through scientific methods, organic waste may be converted to fertilizer or even be used to generate energy.

The Railway Department has already completed the design work of rail transportation system and the preparation of specifications for locomotives and rolling stocks.

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Project has also been completed.

The total cost of the project is US $107 million (Rs. 14 billion).

The proposal made by the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development, to proceed with the related activities, was approved by the Cabinet.

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