Update on Bandwhari plant

After a business trip to China, representatives of the Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG) confirmed that they consider a WtE plant at the current site of Bandhwari waste treatment plant. The current plant was supposed to produce RDF, but has been inactive for almost 4 years. The Bandhwari plant receives more than 1,100 tonnes of waste from Gurgaon and Faridabad every day and de facto has become a landfill in the past years. The new plant, too, should produce RDF that should be burned at the site. According to state officials, the costs for the new plant add up to around USD 62.14 million and the desired model for the facility would be a public-private-partnership (PPP). According to the article published by the Times of India, the China business trip was an “eye opener” for the MCG representatives. Nevertheless, no decision has been made so far. The name of the Chinese company organising the trip is not revealed, but former articles quote that Eco Green was among the bidders to take over the plant. Gurgan has 0.8 mln inhabitants and lies within the the New Delhi area. Representatives of the metropolis Faridabad (1.4 mln inhabitants) also joined the trip.

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