RCC intends to generate fuel, biogas and manure from garbage

RAJSHAHI Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) is

intended to generate fuel, biogas and organic fertilizer from household waste

and other garbage after the best uses of modern technologies.

To this end, the city corporation has adopted a project and signed a

memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an American company- West Technology

LLC Limited on December 5 last year to implement the project successfully.

In this regard a meeting was held to review progress of the project at

the city bhaban conference hall here yesterday.

Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by Chief Executive Officer Abu

Hayat Rahmatullah, Executive Engineer Reajat Hossain and Chief Conservation

Officer Sheikh Mamun took part in the meeting on behalf of the city

corporation while West Limited Technology Chairman Dr Moin Uddin Sarker and

its Bangladesh Head Dr Anjuman Shelly attended on behalf of the company.

After a fruitful discussion on the issue the meeting decided that a

final contact is expected to be signed between the two sides in light of the

MoU in December next.

Mayor Liton said if the project was implemented successfully it will set

an instance. The environment will be protected from polythene and waste in

one hand and many useful items will be produced on the other hand. As a

whole, the city corporation will be benefited, Liton added.

He also hoped that Rajshahi will be the role model of new industry upon

successful implementation of the project by the next two and a half years.

He said the existing polythene waste has become a threat to the public

health. So, the venture will be very much effective towards protecting the

environment from further degradation caused by polythene waste.

Liton said the city corporation will extend all possible support for a

successful implementation of the project. According to the signed agreement,

RCC will provide land and supply garbage and wastes.

Dr Moin Uddin told the meeting that one litre diesel can be produced

from polythene waste at a cost of only Taka 25 in Bangladesh perspective.

He added that in the present world context, polythene is a serious

threat to the environment. But, the wastes can be used for the country's

prosperity through a proper processing.

Bangladeshi-born American scientist Dr Moin Uddin is the technology

innovator of manufacturing fuel and fertilizer from polythene waste.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)