The country’s first-ever waste-to-energy plant is being established in Yangon’s Shwepyitha Industrial Zone and it is estimated to be finished by March 2017, according to the Yangon Region Development Department.
Since October last year, the Yangon Waste to Energy Plant Project has been implemented by the YCDC and tender winner Japanese Future Engineering Cooperation agency under the agreement which was signed between Myanmar’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and the Japanese government.
After completion of the project, 300 Kilo Watts from 700 produced by the plant will go to Yangon residents through national grid line, planning to generate electricity from 60 tons of waste materials per day.
The main purpose of establishing such project is to reduce methane and carbon dioxide transmission at a certain degree as both gas badly damage the natural environment and it is a root cause of climate change, said Dr Aung Myat Maw, assistant head of YCDC’s Environmental Conservation and Sanitation Department.
The waste collection in Yangon is estimated around 1,700 tons per day. The YCDC has collected the garbage from every township and abandoned them to designated areas in Shwepyitha, Hlawga in Mingaladon, Dagon Seikkan and Dala townships every day.
Tin Win Lay