Ambassador of European Union to Nepal Rensje Teerink and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayer Bidya Sundar Shakya jointly inaugurated the installation of the 'bio-methanation' plant at Teku.
The KMC has officially started generating biofuel from the wastes, following a long test production. According to officials from KMC, the domestic wastes collected from ward numbers 12 and 19 of KMC would be used for the project.
KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya said many problems of the Capital could be resolved once the wastes are managed properly and fully addressing the inaugural function.
The project is a part of ‘Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project’ and has a total joint investment of Rs 18.2 million from European Union and KMC itself.
Under the project, which started some four years ago, around 300 kilograms of organic fertiliser, 14 kilowatts of electricity and 13,500 liters of water would be produced on a daily basis from three metric tonnes organic materials.
Deputy Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi also addressed the program. The European Union Ambassador to Nepal Rensje Teerink pointed out the need for making Kathmandu known to the world as a beautiful and clean city.