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Sri Lanka to pay Rs36.20 per unit for Kandy waste-to-energy plant

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s state-run Ceylon Electricity Board is to pay 36.20 rupees a kilowatt hour (about 23 US cents) for power generated from burning waste in the central hill city of Kandy.

The cabinet of minister had approved a proposal to for CEB to pay, Solventer (Pvt) Ltd and AC&RF Engineering (Pvt) Ltd and Recycle Energy (Pvt) Ltd which will set up a garbage processing facility in Gohagoda in Kandy.

Similar tariffs have been awarded to Fairway Holdings and KCHT Lanka Jang Company (Pvt.) Ltd, which are setting up garbage processing facilities in Karadiyana and Muthurajawella in the Western province of Sri Lanka.

A garbage mountain in Meethotamulla in Colombo triggered a landslide in Colombo killed over 20 person and destroyed over 100 housses.

Colombo Municipal Council would also be given 50 million rupees to compensate and move out squatters around the Gohagoda garbage mountain. (Colombo/May08/2017)

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