Myanmar’s first waste-to-energy plant nearly finished

The waste-to-energy plant being constructed in Shwepyitha Industrial Zone in Yangon is 95 per cent completed, according to the Yangon City Development Committee.

The country’s first-ever plant to produce energy from waste materials is estimated to be put into operation in April of next year, said a spokesperson of the YCDC’s Environmental Conservation and Sanitation Department.

The Yangon Waste-to-Energy Plant Project has been implemented by the YCDC and tender winner Japanese Future Engineering Cooperation Agency since October last year with the use of a US$16 million budget.

After the project is fully completed, the plant will generate up to 700 kilowatts per hour, 300KW of which will go to Yangon residents through the national grid. The plant will produce electricity from 60 tonnes of waste materials a day.

The waste collection in Yangon is estimated at around 1,700 tons per day, according to the YCDC.

The new plant will help reduce methane and carbon dioxide transmissions that damage the natural environment of the city, a spokesperson of the committee said.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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