No takers for SWM plant in Goa’s Bainguinim?

The Goa government has extended the time limit for accepting bids for the solid waste management facility at Bainguinim by 15 days. This has happened for the third time since only one bidder showed interest in setting up plant.

Initially, on September 22, 2020 the corporation had invited bids for setting up the solid waste processing facility which will have a processing capacity of 250 tonnes per day. Then on November 9, 2020, the corporation extended the period to accept bids by another 15 days. On November 24, 2020 the corporation extended the time limit for accepting the Bainguinim plant bids for the second time after three earlier bidders raised many queries.

In 2008, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) had acquired land at Bainguinim to set up the plant and in 2017 it was handed over to GWMC. A public hearing was conducted by GWMC and subsequently, the environment clearance was also obtained.

Four companies — Organic Recycling System, Hindustan Waste Treatment, 3R Management and Landsky Engineers — participated in the pre-bid meeting, reports The Times of India. The plant estimated to cost Rs 200 crore and is expected to cater to the entire Tiswadi taluka.

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