Cabinet to discuss incinerator issue

   HI-TECH: Proposed plant in Kepong to involve global companies

PUTRAJAYA: THE proposed involvement of international companies possessing advanced technology in the construction of an incinerator plant in Kepong will be tabled at the cabinet meeting today.

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the tender would be opened via consortium involving 51 per cent local companies and the rest, foreign firms.

He said the proposal would be tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, who is the minister responsible for the Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS).

“The international involvement is crucial to enable modern and proven technology to be brought into the country,” he said after delivering New Year’s message to the ministry’s staff here.

He said incinerator would be open to international tender, therefore, built and maintained with international standards.

On the proposed plant being too close to residents, Rahman said the proximity was not an issue as modern incinerators were designed to contain toxic fumes produced.

He said there were other countries having plants placed in high-density areas.

Last October, Kepong residents were questioning whether an incinerator was to be built at the Taman Beringin waste transfer station. This had created distrust and unhappiness among the residents.


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