Oct 7 deadline for EoI for garbage-fuelled plant

KATHMANDU: The High Level Empowered Garbage Management Commission is all set to call Expression of Interest (EoI) from the private firms to set up garbage-fuelled plant in the valley within a week.

“We’ll publish the notice for the EoI by October 7 in order to set up the garbage-fuelled plant in the Kathmandu Valley,” said Dr Sumitra Amatya, member-secretary of the commission, who is also the general manager of the Solid Waste Management and Resource Mobilisation Centre. “A meeting to this regard is going to be held within two days.”

The commission was formed by the government some five weeks ago to resolve the garbage-related crisis of the valley dwellers. The commission plans to appoint private sector to set up the scientific plant.

Amatya said that the meeting would also discuss on the modality of the plant, lease, technical aspects, selection of the site, regulatory mechanism, economic analysis and sustainable waste management. “After we receive the EoI from the private companies, we’ll invite detailed proposal,” she added.

The commission aims at signing an agreement with the private sector by mid-December, thus allowing to set up the plant in the valley within two years.