Sisdole to get organic compost plant

KATHMANDU: The Solid Waste Management and Resource Mobilisation Centre (SWMRMC) is all set to establish an organic compost plant at Sisdole Landfill Site in Nuwakot district.

“We’re at the final stage to sign a memorandum of understanding with the stakeholders,” said Dr Sumitra Amatya, general manager, SWMRMC, adding that the project would see the light of the day shortly. According to her, a 30-metric-ton garbage-fed organic compost plant will be set up as an experimental project. The project will be assisted by the Organic Village, an INGO working in Nepal.

Dr Amatya said that they were working in coordination with the NGO. “We’ve already held two rounds of talks each with the representatives of the Organic Village and local residents of Sisdole,” she informed. “Both of them are positive about it.” As part of the project, the SWMRMC and Kathmandu Metropolitan City, in coordination with the Organic Village, will provide training to the locals about the operation of the plant. “Compost fertiliser and bio-gas will be produced from the plant,” said Amatya.

The Sisdole locals will use the organic compost as the fertilisers to cultivate vegetables and crops. “The NGO has also shown interest to purchase the organic products for exporting abroad if the local market does not consume the produce,” she informed.

Also in pipeline is a water treatment plant. Jeet Bahadur Balami, member of the Committee of the Okharpauwa Landfill Site, said that locals are positive about the project.