Fairway Waste Management Forms a Partnership with The Waste Management Authority by Means of a Concession Agreement
Fairway Waste Management Forms a Partnership with The Waste Management Authority by Means of a Concession Agreement.
Fairway Waste Management (Pvt) Ltd and the Waste Management Authority of the Western Provincial Council recently signed a Concession Agreement to form a Public-Private Partnership that would create a sustainable model for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) processing at Karadiyana in the Western Province.
A subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerate – Fairway Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Fairway Waste Management recently joined in the task of ensuring that Colombo will soon be transformed into a waste-free city, with the support of leading global expertise and modern technology.
The 22-year Concession Agreement is a key legal document and testimony of confidence and solidarity between the developers, investors and the Government of Sri Lanka.
While addressing the treatment of biological waste, which is hazardous to the public (odor, methane emissions, water pollution etc.
), the agreement paves the way towards a major reduction in the diversion of waste to landfills.
This also marks a new beginning for the residents of the areas around these landfills who are forced to deal with the ill effects of an unhealthy environment caused by open dumping.
As the Concession Agreement is for a Public-Private Partnership, all current managers of the site will remain in active partnership with Fairway Waste Management for the duration of the project.
Further the company intends to build up local capacity in waste processing technologies by creating new employment for Sri Lankans during the construction, operation and maintenance of the waste-to-energy plant at Karadiyana.
Legacy dump at Jawaharnagar in Hyderabad to be capped soon
Legacy dump at Jawaharnagar in Hyderabad to be capped soon.
HYDERABAD: The long pending capping of the legacy dump at Jawaharnagar landfill site and transferring leachate treatment to the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is going to materialse soon with the Union Ministry of Urban Development releasing its first instalment of Rs 25.72 crore for the project to GHMC a few days ago.
As per the Concession Agreement between GHMC and Hyderabad integrated Municipal Solid Waste Limited (HiMSW), Concessionaire has to do the work of reclamation and capping for Jawaharnagar.
Because of the old dump at Jawaharnagar landfill site, a quantity of 12 million tonnes is piled up due to unscientific disposal practices adopted in the past leading to problems of leachate to several surrounding villages.
Environmental Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) has recommended GHMC for capping of the legacy dump at Jawaharnagar landfill site in view of ground and water pollution caused due to legacy leachate from the Jawaharnagar landfill site long ago.
Residents of the neighbouring villages have complained about the groundwater and air pollution and even resorted to several agitations in the past over the pollution.
GHMC officials said that proposed capping works would be initiated soon at the Jawaharnagar site.
The area allocated for the active capping is 74.66 acres and passive capping is 28 acres.
GHMC will bear Rs 33.86 crore for the passive capping and Rs 102.97 crore for the active capping.
Another Rs 10.14 crore would be utilised for transporting leachate to STP.
That bottle of water may soon cost a little more at DFW Airport
That bottle of water may soon cost a little more at DFW Airport.
What we found is indeed, the market had increased their prices and it did warrant us to be able to increase our prices,” said Zenola Campbell, vice president of airport concessions.
Campbell said the airport found the market average for bottled beverages was $2.47.
Other airports, including Dallas Love Field, New York’s JFK and Miami, charge more, from $2.79 in Los Angeles to $3.39 in Chicago.
“One of the biggest comments from our customers is ‘more power,’ ” airport assistant vice president of customer experience Kevin Smith told the committee.
American Airlines also recently added media tables at some gates that include power charging outlets for customers.
The full board will consider both the bottled beverage price increase and power outlet contract at its Thursday meeting.
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