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RCC intends to generate fuel, biogas and manure from garbage


Published : 28 Nov 2019 07:01 PM | Updated : 29 Aug 2020 01:09 AM

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 on Thursday. 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 the light of the MoU in December next. Mayor Liton said if the project was implemented successfully, it would 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 would 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 would 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. However, 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.

CAP: Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton speaks at a meeting on progress of the project at the city bhaban conference hall in Rajshahi on Thursday.