Council mulls P1.6-B waste facility Print
Sunday, 28 May 2017 13:50

By RG ANTONET GO

The City Council is studying the possible utilization of a P1.6-billion waste facility to process and segregate tons of garbage in the city while solving its problems in sourcing inexpensive electricity.

The technology was offered by Integrated Green Technology during a dialogue in last Tuesday's regular session.

Michael Jimenez, CEO of Integrated Green Technology, described the project as an ultra modern waste disposal facility that processes and segregates garbage.

"Para mawala yun landfill and open dumpsite, wala itong amoy na planta.  Ang basura ma convert to renewable energy.  Dalawa ang nasolve natin problema- basura at kuryente,"  Jimenez explained.

Based on the proposal, the city government will provide a 10-hectare lot to house the P1.6-billion processing plant.

The project is expected to provide employment to some 300 workers.

Officials of the company are asking for authorization in preparation for a formal agreement.

If plans push through, the project could be realized within 22 months.

The company reportedly has existing plants in Germany, Poland and the Philippines.  They are also trying to establish plants in other cities in Luzon and Mindanao.  (RGAAGo)