Selangor has allocated funds of RM4.5 billion for the development of a modern waste management system that is sustainable and efficient in handling the growing volume of waste in the state.
The fund will be used to develop is the Selangor Green Energy Ecopark Project in Rawang which will be managed by KDEB Waste Management, the proposed project covers an area of 245 acres. Menteri Besar, Dato Seri Amiruddin Shari said the project is expected to accelerate the use of modern technology in dealing with waste disposal issues as the existing site cannot accommodate the waste generated in the future.
“Therefore, the waste-to-energy (WTE) project technology is recommended in this project without the need for extensive land and does not impact the surrounding environment. “WTE technology is capable of generating electricity from incinerated garbage and subsequently provides a long-term solution for solid waste management,” he said during the presentation of the state 2023 Budget.
He added that the implementation of the project is expected to reduce waste in landfills by 85 percent in the future in addition to reducing dependence on landfills