KOCHI: With hardly five months left for the present civic administration in office, hectic preparations are on at various levels to launch new projects which were announced by the civic administrators earlier. The authorities have decided to inaugurate two projects in the city this month.
The first in the series will be the inauguration of the Refuse Derived Fuel Plant which has been set up at Brahmapuram. The Local Administration Minister Paloli Muhammad Kutty will inaugurate the project on April 16.
The plant can convert all burnable and non-degradable refuses into fuel pellets. These pellets are used by industrial units like cement factories and those which have furnaces.
The installation of the machinery of the plant will begin on Monday and will be completed within three days. The Rs. 2.5crore-plant has an installed capacity of processing 150 tonne solid waste. The rejects from the bio-degradable waste processing plant and other refuse can be used to create pellets. Presently, the civic administration is not collecting non-degradable waste from the city, official said.