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* Foundation laid for a waste-based electricity plant
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 11:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday laid the foundation for a waste-based electricity plant which generates electricity from garbage at the Karadiyana Waste Management Facility in Piliyandala.

The President also named the Karadiyana Waste Management Project as the Mihisaru Viyamana Resources Management Centre, to streamline the solid waste management in the Colombo district.

The project will be implemented under the Punarudaya national program for environmental conservation, by the Fairway Waste Management (PVT) Ltd, with the support of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and the Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils making a reality of the concept of establishing large waste management Projects, introduced by the Waste Management Authority of the Western Provincial Council.

Through the project 500 tons of solid waste received at the site per day will be turned into electricity and fertilizer. The project will produce green electricity to power more than 37,500 households and apart from generating electricity, organic fertilizer will also be produced.

There will be a significant reduction of the amount of waste left out as 90 percent of waste will be converted into electricity and fertilizer. This will provide a sustainable solution for the environmental and social issues arisen due to the disposal of waste.

Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya were among those present at the occasion.

 


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