MELAKA: The state government plans to build a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant at the Sungai Udang sanitary landfill here by the end of next year which would process solid waste into energy.
Chief Minister Adly Zahari said this was to address the problem of waste management more effectively.
He said the construction of the plant in collaboration with the Housing and Local Government Ministry was urgent as the landfill in Sungai Udang was expected to reach its maximum capacity by 2023.
He said the plant would be built on a 3.2ha land, adding that the land acquisition involved RM3.64mil.
“The state government will provide the land, while the technology and construction of the plant will be carried out by the ministry as it must be built quickly.
“This plant must be completed within the next three years, before 2023, based on the current situation of the existing landfill and its capacity to accommodate waste in the state,” he said after a state executive council meeting here.
He said the land acquisition process was expected to be completed within the next six months, before other processes such as the design plan and tender offer take place.
In another development, Adly said companies, the public, corporate bodies and agencies were invited to sponsor 60 of the 84 animals and upkeep of facilities at Melaka Zoo under its sponsorship programme.
He said the move was to improve the management and services of the zoo as a tourist destination. – Bernama