Cebu City inks deal with private firm to build P4.8B WTE facility

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THE controversial waste-to-energy (WTE) deal has been given the green light to proceed after Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama signed the notice of award to New Sky Energy Philippines Inc. on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

The private firm will invest P4.8 billion in the construction of a facility that can accommodate 800 tons of garbage per day.

Councilor Joel Garganera, chairman of the committee on environment, denounced the claims of different groups that the WTE can cause detrimental effects on the planet.

“This is a democratic country and they are welcome to espouse their beliefs and understanding of this particular technology. We have just shown you that Singapore has five and Japan has a thousand WTE facilities. So are you saying they are polluting their own country?” said Garganera.

The official added that the facility is capable of providing electricity to 40,000 households that can be sold to electric utility providers. (IRT)