A Waste-to-Energy Power Plant for each district
The first waste to energy power plant will be opened next month in Gampaha
Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Power emphasized that pilot project on the process of waste- to- energy will be commenced using waste which has a pressing impact on the environment of Sri Lanka. The Minister said that waste will be converted into an economic viable and valuable component in this project facilitating the entire country.
The Minister expressed these ideas participating a development committee meeting in Galle.
The first plant of this pilot project which has been planned to build will be started making a contribution of 10MW to the national grid at the beginning of next month in Hendala, Gampaha District. The Minister further emphasized that the parties concerned have been advised to implement this waste-energy- programme which is to be carried out covering the entire island with the assistance of the State Ministry of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness. Accordingly, it has been planned to implement this project collecting waste daily disposed in each province.
The direction of power sector has been focused on renewable energy and to achieve the national target of building up of a power sector free of fossil fuel. The Minister expressed that in his capacity as the Minister in charge of the subject of power he is committed to provide quality and economical service constantly to the electricity consumers by illuminating the paths of the country’s journey towards splendour of prosperity.
Being the Head of the State HE the President Gotabhaya Rajepaksa has a great faith on renewable energies. As the leader of power sector in the process of prosperity and splendour, this Ministry has understood its role and attention has paid on the use of waste which has become a threat to the environment. The Minister further said that this endevour of the Ministry will create a beautiful Sri Lanka free of environmental pollution.