Brunei plans to build a waste incineration plant that can process 800 to 1,000 tons of garbage per day to generate electricity, the country’s Development Minister Dato Mohd Juanda said at the 19th meeting of the Legislative Council. .
According to the local daily Borneo Bulletin on Sunday, the minister said in the ministry’s annual budget at the Legislative Council meeting that the waste incineration plant would allow for efficient and flexible solid waste management more active, while emphasizing the need for a much smaller landfill area.
“Problems such as odors and leachate often associated with landfills can be avoided,” the minister said.
“With the integration of the latest solid waste management technologies, pollution problems such as emissions from incinerators can be dealt with in the best possible way.
“This approach also ensures more efficient waste management over the next 20 years.”
The Sungai Paku Technology Landfill in Brunei, which is 104 hectares wide and receives 90% of the country’s waste, is expected to reach its capacity limit by 2030.