Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya today said there are about 25 garbage dumping areas in the Western Province and those areas could be cleared after three years if the government gives full powers to the Western Provincial Council.
Addressing the media at the SLFP Head Quarters, the Chief Minister said several tenders had been called for large scale projects for the initiation of garbage disposal in the Karadiyana and Muthurajawela garbage dumping areas.
The 25 garbage dumping areas were created due to the failure of not building the sanitary landfill in Meepe by the previous politicians, he said.
“Special projects like garbage management had arrived to the country during the previous governments too and those projects had been stopped by the then oppositions,” he said.
“All we have left is signing the agreements for projects by the provincial councils. The Urban Development Authority had taken steps to hand over the Muthurajawela land area to an Indian Company. After initiation the projects we hope to send 500 tonnes of garbage from the Western Province to Muthurajawela garbage management project.
The remaining 500 tonnes of garbage will be provided to investors who have their own lands.
Accordingly, measures have been taken to solve garbage dumping issues in Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha areas. To initiate these projects it would take at least two and a half years, or maximum three for the construction of the sites and to install the machinery. The Western Provincial Council also hopes to donate at least 50 MW of electricity to the main grid as a result of the projects.
“Until the projects are initiated, we can dump the garbage in Karadiyana area. Likewise, if powers were given to nine provincial council chief ministers in the country, they can deal with the garbage and provide solutions to the country,” Chief Minister Devapriya said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
Comments - 9
ceylon Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:33 PM
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Ranjan Fernando Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:22 AM
If this man and his wife did not insist on a bribe, this Garbage problem would have been solved long ago by the Canadian experts.
wimal Friday, 21 April 2017 02:29 AM
This disaster has shown the world the absolute incompetent clowns that are running our government and keeping us in the third world?
gulam Friday, 21 April 2017 05:48 AM
he is aiming a commis thats why he needs full power via DM Android App
Abey Friday, 21 April 2017 07:20 AM
All parties who came into power is blaming the other party.If you knew that it could be solved in 3 months, why did you not do it or suggest?
eric Friday, 21 April 2017 07:26 AM
This man cannot handle this job. He failed for last so many years . Paterli Champica is the man for this.
SL Friday, 21 April 2017 07:35 AM
White elephants who steals public money in daylight .Voters who send these rascals shall be ashamed
Kadiya Friday, 21 April 2017 08:12 AM
This is the problem with our politicians-acting the goat again! This is an urgent matter and 3 years is a long time!
Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 21 April 2017 08:16 AM
Mind boggling proposals and counter-proposals nothing is taking off the ground. It involves politics though it should not be.
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