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200 million waste processing plant to rise in Bataan town

Published on Friday, 09 May 2014 14:51 Written by Raffy c. Viray

BALANGA CITY , Bataan - The construction of a modern waste to energy processing plant worth $200 million in the upland village of the coastal town of Orion, this province, is reportedly the first investment portfolio from the collaborative projects from South Korean firms following a successful four-man delegation visit last month.

Mayor Antonio Raymundo, Jr. of Orion town said that South Korean businessmen showed enormous interest investing in the historic peninsula of Bataan focusing on waste processing to power generation.

Raymundo said the modern technology is being introduced in the country through the Philippine Recycle Green Energy. About 11 hectare of lands in Barangay Daang-Pare have been chosen as the possible site of the multi-billion peso solid garbage processing plant which systematically will segregate waste coming from households, commercial establishments and industrial firms in Bataan.

Mayor Raymundo said the first of its kind project would do away with the expensive sanitary landfill with the new technology automatically separating the refuse by converting them into pellets like ” longanisa size ” to be used as fuel for the 70 MW power plant.

The prototype disposal system unlike the incinerator plant closed in Quezon City several years ago is an environment friendly because it emits less hazardous particles compared to other systems where diesel fuels are being used in the operations, Raymundo said.

Bataan Governor Albert Raymond S. Garcia led the delegation composed of Raymundo, Limay mayor Lilver Roque and Mariveles mayor Jessie Concepcion last month who inspected the waste processing plant operating in South Korea.

Meanwhile , Victor Lee , Vice President of the Philippine Recycle Green Energy, the proponent of the waste processing plant has guaranteed the safe and reliable performance of the highly-breed power plant using pellets .He added that the South Korean technology has surpassed the Japanese expertise in manufacturing first class waste processing machinery.

Lee added that the historical background and the determination of the present political leaders who have been continuously pursuing development programs and feasible projects for the industrial growth of the province make Bataan an ideal location for the said plant.