MORE INCINERATORS MUST BE BUILT IN MALAYSIA

Posted on May 26, 2011. Filed under: Waste |

Bernama

More incinerators must be built in the country as landfills can no longer be accepted as the best option for waste disposal in the future, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Wira Chor Chee Heong said.

He said on environmental and health-related grounds, incinerator would also be the preferred choice for waste disposal in the long term.

The minister said the five existing and under-construction incinerators in Langkawi, Tioman Island, Cameron Highlands, Pangkor Island and Labuan, were capable of meeting the demand for waste disposal service for another 30 to 40 years.

Waste incinerated in the incinerator would also produce electricity for the incineration plant”s operation, he told reporters after visiting Langkawi Incineration Plant here today.

“After incineration, what”s left of the waste is 10 per cent of ashes that need to be disposed of in the landfill. This reduces the use of land and is much safer than the conventional way,” he said.

CHOR-INCINERATOR 2 (LAST) LANGKAWI

Chor said that the ministry was watching closely the performance of all companies awarded with the contract to dispose waste and solid waste in the country.

About the RM68 million Langkawi Incineration Plant, the minister said the plant would have the capacity to process 100 tonnes of solid waste daily.

The National Solid Waste Management Department, which is in charge of the project, has also taken the initiatives to upgrade four other waste disposal sites in Kedah, he added.

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