Chinese company interested in investing in waste-to-energy plant in Sindh
KARACHI, Nov. 9 (China Economic Net)- China’s Everbright Environment Group Limited has expressed interest in investing in a solid waste-to-energy plant in Sindh province.
In this regard, a delegation of Everbright Company held a meeting with Syed Najam Ahmad Shah, Secretary to the Government of Sindh at the Local Government and Housing and Town Planning Department, in Karachi. The Chinese delegation showed interest in investing in a waste-to-energy plant and Mr. Shah welcomed the investment.
The Secretary said the departments of local government and energy are making all efforts to facilitate the people of the province. “To facilitate the general public is the top priority of the Sindh Government,” Mr. Shah told the Chinese delegation, adding that all stakeholders will be consulted regarding the Chinese company’s investment to turn garbage into electricity.
Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) has already acquired the services of Gansu Construction Heavy Industry Technology Pakistan for Front End Collection (FEC) of garbage in different parts of Karachi and Larkana districts of Sindh. Besides FEC, the Sindh government has already formulated a waste-to-energy policy for cheap energy generation. When it comes to electricity generation, “garbage is an asset like gold”, as it could be used as raw material for power generation, once KMC Administrator Murtaza Wahab was quoted as saying.
According to official estimates, over 10,000 tonnes of waste is generated in Karachi daily and about 200MW of electricity could be generated from this waste.
Everbright Environment is a leading player in Asia’s environmental protection industry, the world’s largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, and a world-renowned environmental group. If the Sindh Government reaches an agreement with the company, it will not solve the serious issue of waste management in Karachi but will also create cheap, environmental-friendly energy for the country.