INSEE Cement quarry identified for MSW project

INSEE Cement quarry identified for MSW project
11 September 2019

INSEE Cement of Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd is being asked to provide land for the Metro Colombo Solid Waste Management (MCSWM) project in Aruwakkalu, Sri Lanka.

The proposed site has been identified and is located adjacent to the railhead of the limestone quarry in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam. The government envisages implementing a sanitary landfill using the abandoned and worked-out limestone quarry pits in to dispose about 1200tpd of municipal solid waste (MSW).

The area under the landfill will be about 46ha and the land covers primarily the areas mined for limestone extractions. Some of the mine areas are deep pits partially filled with overburden soil, which are now grown with forest plantations.

The MCSWM project consists of four components – the loading station in Kelaniya, the unloading station, construction of the sanitary landfill in Aruwakkalu and improvements in rail transportation with necessary equipment.

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