Power plant to treat 1,500 tonnes of garbage per day producing 20 Megawatts of power
To solve the capital city’s solid waste and power problems, Islamabad capital administrators are ready to hire a company in order to dispose of the garbage of the capital city.
A China-based company has shown their interest in the construction of Islamabad’s first ever garbage fueled power plant in Sector I-17.
The proposed power plant would be a gift from the Chinese government and would have a capacity to treat 1,500 tonnes of garbage per day while generating 20 Megawatts of power, according to CDA.
In this regard, a five-member Chinese delegation led by Bao Zhiping the executive vice president of the company visited CDA headquarters.
The delegation was hosted by Islamabad’s Mayor and CDA Chairman Sheikh Anser Aziz along with other Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation officials to CDA to discuss modalities and feasibility of the project.
On the first day of their visit, in a meeting chaired by CDA’s Member Planning & Design Asad Mehboob Kiyani, extensive deliberations were held between the visiting delegation and concerned officers of CDA regarding modalities, including site feasibility and impacts, of the power plant.
Consequently, on the second day, the visiting delegation along with concerned CDA officers visited different proposed sites for construction of under consideration power plant. The visiting delegation visited I-9 sewerage treatment plant, I-12 garbage dumping site, and I-17.
Earlier this year, the Chengdu Xingrong Group visited the capital in March and met with top CDA and IMC officials had given a presentation on building a state-of-the-art clean energy power plant by burning solid waste.
The Chinese delegation further expressed their interest in complementing the capacity and efficiency of I-9 sewerage treatment plant in cooperation with local authorities as part of the project.
IMC has also called a pre-bid meeting next week for companies interested in constructing a landfill at a proposed site in Sector I-17 to dump waste produced by the city.
Furthermore, the same Chinese delegation is scheduled to meet Chief Secretary Lahore and then Karachi administration for the same purpose.