AT LEAST three groups have expressed interest to put up a waste to energy facility at the Calahunan Engineered Sanitary Landfill in Mandurriao district, Iloilo City.

The proposals will be scrutinized by the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center personnel during their visit on August 14 to discuss concerns and conduct site inspection.

An orientation workshop with the PPP Selection Committee and Technical Working Group is slated on August 22-23.

Mayor Jerry Treñas sought the expertise of PPP Center for the establishment of a waste to energy project similar to initiatives in cities in Metro Manila to solve street eyesores and stinking woes.

“I was told that they are helping Quezon City and Manila. The PPP Center will come here to capacitate us on this development,” Treñas said.

“I am also in talks with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on new technologies that will address waste management concerns. We are going to study if the smokey mountain can be mined to be used as fuel in waste to energy process,” he added.

The plan will provide a counter measure to indiscriminate trash throwing that pile up in drainages and waterways, causing flooding during rainy season.

This will ultimately become the concrete solution to perennial problems on proper garbage disposal in the metropolis. (PR)

August 5, 2019