Quezon City Government is set to hold a Comparative Proposal or Bid Submission, along with the Opening of the Qualification Document, for the Quezon City Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility (ISWMF) project will on February 4, 2019, 3:00 pm onwards at the EPWMD Conference Room, 6th floor of the Building Regulatory Offices (Civic Center D) Quezon City Hall compound.
The ISWMF project is now on Stage 3 of the Competitive or Swiss Challenge where potential challengers can submit comparative proposals for the project, pursuant to the provisions of the QC Public-Private Partnership Code and its implementing rules and regulation.
The PhP15-billion worth Waste to Energy project is Quezon City’s first public-private partnership project.
The project is seen as a major step toward a long-term and sustainable solution to Quezon City’s solid waste management challenges. This world-class and modern waste management technology system can process up to 3,000 metric tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day.
The project is expected to increase health benefits to QC residents, which could result in reduced hospitalization cost and medical fees associated with exposure to biohazards and pests.The project is also expected to create additional employment during its construction, operation, and maintenance phases.
In addition, the project will help reduce GHG emissions and improve the air quality of the city.
Lastly, the project will generate additional savings as it would require lesser amount of fossil fuels to generate the same amount of electric power.
Other LGUs like Cebu and Naga City are also considering the implementation of similar projects.