Kathmandu, Feb. 26: Kathmandu city has decided to re-establish the operation of its biogas plant. It has remained inactive for the past five years.
Rabin Man Shrestha, Chief of the Environment Department, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office, said that the plant was set up on the Department premises at Teku. It was built with the financial contributions of Rs. 46 million of the European Union and about 18 million of the KMC Office. It aims to generate energy from household garbage and seek a long-lasting way to manage non-biodegradable waste.
3 metric tons of biodegradable waste is required on a daily basis to implement the project. It has the capacity of producing 3,000 kilos of organic fertilizer, 14 kilowatts of electricity and 13,500 litres of water. It was closed due to a lack of skilled human resources.