Bali will have the country’s first waste-to-energy plant. 

Garbage in, energy out. The project regarding the island’s first Waste-To-Energi Plant (WTE) has received a refreshing feedback from the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs during the coordination meeting held in Jakarta on Wednesday (5/22).

According to the report by Tribun Bali, the Deputy Mayor of Denpasar, IGN Jaya Negara further explained that the construction phase is expected to begin this year, while the plant is targeted to operate by 2021. This upcoming project is situated at Suwung Landfill in Serangan, Denpasar with a massive project investment value of USD 120 million. The island’s first WTE will cover several areas in Bali, including Denpasar, Badung, Gianyak, and Tabanan (around the area of Sarbagita route).

As it has been added by the Deputy Mayor, a solution must be found regarding the waste management in Denpasar to avoid the negative impacts that could affect the environment. Moreover, Suwung landfill—the biggest garbage landfill in Bali, is known to produce up 1200 tons of waste per day.

“The efforts in managing the waste is complex, so the synergy of all parties is needed to formulate a solution,” he explained.

The Head of Agreement has been signed by PT Waskita Karya and PT Indonesia Power as the project’s developer of the Sarbagita Regional TPA Bali PLTSa project on January 29, 2019. The Bali Provincial Government and Denpasar City Government and other district governments in Bali have also signed the Mou of Waste Supply on May 2019.

 

Source: bali.tribunnews.com

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