Five municipalities collaborate for effective waste management
Jhapa, August 17
Five municipalities have agreed to work in collaboration for garbage management in Jhapa. In the wake of rising garbage challenge, municipalities plan to ‘turn trash into cash’.
As per Mayor Rajendra Kumar Pokhrel at Kankai Municipality, Kakai, Birtamod, Arjundhara, Shivsatakshi and Mechinagar municipalities will jointly manage garbage in the district. Pokhrel said biodegradable and non-biodegradable trash will be segregated and biogas will be produced from biodegradable garbage while petroleum product will be generated through plastic waste.
For biogas production, a plant with the capacity of 4,000 cubic metres will be set up. The plant is estimated to cost Rs 160 million. World Bank has pledged to provide 40 per cent grant for the plant.
“Locals and municipalities will bear 60 per cent of the cost,” said Mayor Pokhrel.
For the plant installation, three bigahas of land have been managed at Kankai Municiplaity-2.