KATHMANDU: The High Level Empowered Garbage Management Commission is all set to call  Expression of Interest (EoI) from private firms interested in scientific garbage disposal service.

"Right after Dashain, we will call EoI for setting up garbage-fuelled plant in Kathmandu Valley," said National Planning Commission member Dr Dinesh Chandra Devkota, who is also the coordinator of the commission. Drafting of the terms of reference (ToR) was already underway, he added.

The commission that was formed some three weeks

ago is expected to solve

the garbage problem, which has been plaguing the Valley, through scientific system of waste disposal with the involvement of private sectors.

Prior to its genesis, several rounds of meeting were

held. “We’ve also appointed two experts to develop ToR to deal with the private sector today,” he said.

Dr Rajendra Adhikari and Badan Lal Nyachha are hired for a three-month term, according to Dr Sumitra Amatya, general manager, Solid Waste Management and Resource Mobilisation Centre under the Ministry of Local Development.

Devkota further informed that the commission was busy finalising the modality of the plant, lease process, technical aspects, selection of the site, regulatory mechanism, economic analysis and sustainability of the system, among others.

“We’re mulling over to receive the EoIs

through bidding process,” he confirmed.

The commission aims to sign a deal with the selected private sector by mid-December. 

“However, legal procedures involved in the process might result in a delay by some time," Devkota added.