Machines are being installed at the wastewater treatment plant in the Monywa industrial zone, and construction of the facility is expected to be completed in December, said U Wai Tint, the chairman of the Monywa Industrial Zone Committee.
The wastewater treatment plant is being built with the assistance of the Denmark Responsible Business Fund (RBF). The plant will recycle wastewater discharged from 17 factories in the industrial zone.
“The construction of the plant is estimated to cost K1,500 million. And, the RBF has agreed to pay 50 per cent of the total cost of the project. When we entered into a contract with the RBF team, the team had agreed to pay another K210 million to purchase a biogas generator and install lightning prevention apparatus. The Denmark delegation has also provided a K170-million worth biogas generator and other equipment valued at K40 million. To construct the plant, businessmen shelled out K750 million, while the RBF provided K750 million,” said U Wei Tint.
The construction of the plant will be completed by the end of the year. The plant will measure 200×400 feet. Wastewater disposed by 11 vermicelli factories, one paper factory, and five leather factories will be stored in a lake and then, it will be carried to the plant through pipes and pumps. Thereafter, it will undergo filtering and testing and finally, the treated water will be added to ponds.
“Once the plant is operated, we will collect K20 per gallon of wastewater from factories as maintenance fee,” he added.
The wastewater treatment plant will be operated in three shifts. Training courses will also be conducted for employees.
— Myo Win Tun (Monywa)
(Translated by Hay Mar)