DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A waste-to-energy will soon rise in this city supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and Japanese firms Nippon Steel& Sumikin Engineering Technology.
Kitakyushu City Mayor Kenji Kitahashi met Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the waste-to-energy facility to supplement the city’s solid waste management program.
Kitahashi presented before the city council the remarkable results of using a waste-to-energy facility in Kitakyusu City which converts 1,300 ton of waste into energy.
The cost of the project’s implementation, he said, would be discussed during the meeting with Duterte.
Davao City generated 916 tons of waste in 2015 and is expected to reach 1,053 tons in 2021. The city’s landfill sites are expected to be filled in about five to seven years, according to the city government.
Also, a University of Mindanao study found out that Davao City’s solid waste can generate up to 1372 kilocalories.
Kitahashi has expressed hope that the cooperation between the two cities would continue to become a “global green growth cities” to be emulated by the rest of the world.
“Maybe you are leading the rest off the Philippines in the environmental field. But let’s go further. Let’s work together to make the city of Davao a model city in the environmental field. You have the capability and willingness to do that,” Kitahashi said. (davaotoday.com)