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Ethiopia opens Africas first waste-to-energy facility

Ethiopia opens Africas first waste-to-energy facility

The facility is built on the Koshe landfill site located on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa. It was launched in 2013 as a municipal solid waste incarceration plant.

It is supposed to take 1,400 tons of waste daily which figure comes up to about 80% of refuse generated by Addis Ababa. It will go on to supply the capital with 30% household electricity needs whiles conforming to global standards on air emissions.

It was built by Cambridge Industries Limited (CIL), British & Island with Chinese partner contractors. It also involved Danish consultants Ramboll. It was fully funded by government with the overall cost put at 2.6 billion birr.

In 2017, the United Nations environment programme website reported that the project was to be launched in early 2018.

The Koshe dump site that metamorphosed to the historic reppie project

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In the wake of the incident, the government planned relocation for persons who lived on the large area said to be the size of 36 football pitches.

 

Kenya presidents Facebook, Twitter

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“On

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