Sindh CM for devising policy for power generation from garbage
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Solid Waste Management Authority to prepare a policy to hand over garbage for power generation.
The chief minister, presiding over a meeting on Waste and Water Energy Project (WAEP) here at the CM House, said
Karachi is generating 17000 tons of garbage every day from which 250 megawats power could be generated, said a statementon Monday.
The meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Saeed Ghani, CM's Adviser on Information Murtaza Wahab, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Local Government Khalid Hyder Shah, MD Sindh Solid Waste Management Authority Saeed Mangnijo, MD Water Board Khalid Shaikh and water and energy experts of private sectors.
The chief minister said that he has consulted with experts and they are of the view that 50MW power could be generated by feeding 3000 tons of garbage every day.
"We generate 17,000 tons of garbage and could easily install five plants, each one of 50 MW to generate 250 MW electricity from garbage," he said.
Syed Murad Ali Shah directed Local Government Ministr Saeed Ghani to approve policy of handing over garbage to any private company for power generation and get it approved from the Board.
This would help to invite private party for installation of a power plant at Landfill Site at Jam Chakro, he said.
He directed the Local Government minister to reserve a separate piece of land at Jam Chakro for the power project.
After a thorough discussion, the chief minister directed Water Board to prepare a proposal of recycling 73 MGD waste water for industrial purposes.
This is high time to take necessary measures for implementation of the project, he said and directed Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem to send the proposal to Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit for expeditious processing of unsolicited bid as per PPP rules.
In the meeting it was proposed to convert an RO plant installed at Hub into a 100 MGD Desalination Unit.
Along this desalination unit a 900 MW RLNG based power plant can also be installed, the experts proposed the chief minister.
The chief minister said that he would talk to the federal government to materialise the project. The electricity to be
generated from the plant would be sold to K-Electric, he said.
He also issued directives for processing of unsolicited bid process under PPP rules.
Murad Ali Shah was told that discussion with DHA/Clifton Cantonment Board has been made for installation a 10 MGD desalination plant.
A suitable piece of land was being found out on the outskirts of CBC/DHA for the installation of the plant, he said.