Iloilo City Government has received a proposal for another Public Private Partnership (PPP), this time a waste-to-energy project.
The proposed Iloilo City Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility (ISWMF) through a joint venture came from Metro Pacific Water Investments Corporation.
“I am very happy with this development because it’s not easy to get a PPP partner. It needs the trust and confidence of investors in the local government unit. And we are very fortunate that we have very cooperative department heads and City Council working together to meet the requirements,” stressed Mayor Jerry Treñas.
The city’s PPP committee will review the project which will convert garbage into electricity.
“This will make sure that the landfill area will be mined as the wastes will be used as fuel. The new garbage collected will no longer be transported to the Calahunan landfill but will have to go through the process,” Treñas said.
“If plans push through, the 23-hectare landfill will be cleared of all garbage and we will have an area to develop later on for whatever purpose. There will come a time that the site will be cleaned,” he added.
The mayor assured big businesses of close collaboration as they are reliable partners in the continued growth and progress of the metropolis.
City Hall earlier awarded a lease agreement to SM Prime Holdings for the development of Central and Terminal markets. (Alexandra Jover/Iloilo City PIO)