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Country’s First Waste Treatment Plant Completed 50 Percent Work

| Navid Ahmed |

The work on country's first waste treatment plant involving BDT245.50 million is progressing fast in the suburban Jhumjhumpur area, aiming to produce biogas, power, and compost fertilizer. The Jessore municipal authorities took the initiative in 2015 to build a clean city through setting up the treatment plant on 13 acres of land with the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Liton Hossain, deputy assistant engineer of Jessore municipality, said already 50 percent work of the project is done. The authorities concerned have set a target to process 45 tons of waste in the plant per day. At first, the plant will produce biogas, compost fertilizer, and power, after processing 25-30 tons of waste per day. The produced biogas and fertilizer will be sold commercially while the power generated from the plant will be used in the project area. Ninety container dustbins will be used for collecting waste from nine wards of the municipality while waste will also be collected from Chougachha, Abhoynagar and Jhikorgachha upazilas of the district. Construction of the plant began on October 14, 2015 with a target of ending the work by December this year. The project work will be started in January next.

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