Malaysian company offers expertise for city landfill

Posted on November 27, 2010. Filed under: Waste |

Cebu Daily News--A Malaysian company expressed interest in developing a landfill site that would convert solid wastes into energy in Cebu City.

Councilor Nida Cabrera said the proposal from Berjaya Corp. Berhad came about during her visit to a landfill site in Malaysia where she attended the International Workshop on Gender and Environment.

Cabrera said the Malaysian landfill site uses new technology that converts the methane gas from wastes into energy.

She said the landfill is within the prescribed confines stated in the international laws for landfills.

A previous waste-to-energy project in Inayawan, championed by former mayor and now Rep. Tomas Osmeña didn’t materialize due to technical problems.

Cebu City has been hard pressed to look for another landfill site since the volume of garbage in Inayawan already reached its maximum limit several years ago.

Fire outbreaks occured during the summer months at the Inayawan landfill site due to the buildup of methane gas caused by overflowing garbage.

Cabrera said the Malaysian landfill project can be pursued in partnership with the Cebu City government.

She said the Malaysian firm wants the city government to provide a 20 hectare site for the landfill.

The firm will submit a design and will seek to secure an Environmental Compliance Certificate.

The Berjaya Corp. Berhad will earn through tipping fees from those availing of the landfill site.

The Malaysian firm earned several awards from engineering and secured an ISO certification for their landfill site in Malaysia.

On the other hand, Cabrera said she presented Cebu City’s Gender and Development (GAD) budget and program during the International Workshop on Gender and Environment.

The programs focused on livelihood, and seminars on children and women’s rights.

She said women’s groups in cooperation with the City Council’s environment committee will present their ecycled handicraft at the Shangri-la Mactan next month. Correspondent Jemarie Jane P. Augusto

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Hi..i,m hafiz, malaysian..back few years i was working with Organics uk based company..i started as a technical officer n was sent to next project as a site manager..Organics successfully turned mathane gas to an energy in Puchong Malaysia which was now hand over to Jana Landfill( under gov.)..i,m looking for another oportunity to work in this SREP email

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