JUSCO bags MSW project of Kerala

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Kollam, Aug 8: The sole private sector civic services provider of the country Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO), a subsidiary of Tata steel, has bagged a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management project at Kollam, Kerala.

According to JUSCO statement released here today, the agreement for the project was signed between Mr K Ajikumaran, Project Manager, Project Implementation Unit-Kerala Sustainable Urban Development project (KSUDP), Kollam and Capt Dhananjay Mishra, Chief Public Health &Horticulture Services (PH&HS) of JUSCO.

Mayor of Kollam Corporation B Padmalochanam, who was present at the ceremony, assured full cooperation of his team in implementing the project.

The project has been awarded by the government of Kerala and is funded by the Asian Development Bank. The project's duration is 15 months.

The scope of work involves establishment of an integrated municipal solid waste (MSW) processing and disposal facility at Kuripuzza. It is located 5 km from Kollam, having a population of about three lakhs, with MSW generation rate of 110 tonnes per day.

The project further requires establishing a new engineered sanitary landfill facility and closure of existing municipal solid waste dump site along with erection and commissioning of an electromechanical compost plant and establishment of leachate treatment plant for leachate generated from compost and landfill facility.


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