Four cement factories in Pakistan have offered to buy Karachi’s solid waste to use it as fuel for their plants. However, none of these offers have been finalised yet, provincial local government minister Agha Siraj Durrani said.
*Durrani said on Thursday: "Lucky Cement had requested the CDGK for use of solid waste as Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) being an alternate source of energy for its specialized plant. An agreement was executed with Lucky Cement for sale of solid waste at the rate of INR230 (US$2.83)/t from the landfill site subject to NOC from Shanghai Shengong Environmental as collection of solid waste was outsourced to the Chinese company."
* Subsequently, a public notice was published in the leading newspapers inviting offers for sale of solid waste and in response three more cement factories namely AL-Abbas, Javedan and Attock expressed willingness to procure solid waste.