The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has embarked on a new project to construct a bio-gas plant in Matara expanding the scope of its “Pilisaru” national solid waste management program.
The plant is a joint venture by the CEA, Matara Municipal Council and the Bio Green Company. The project envisaged to generate electricity using the bio gas produced from degradable components of solid waste.
The project will be completed parallel to the ‘Deyata Kirula National Development Program and Exhibition 2015’ in Matara. The foundation stone for the plant was laid at the Kotavila, Kamburugamuwa waste management site last Monday by Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma.
The total cost of the project is estimated around Rs.220 million. Sixty percent the total cost is invested by the Bio Green Company, while the rest will be provided by the Government.
The technical support for the construction will be given by the University of Moratuwa.
The project will be the first bio-gas plant constructed under the Pilisaru Program of the CEA.