Malaysia to tender waste PFI project

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Malaysia to tender waste PFI project

The government of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has announced plans to issue a tender process to award a new incinerator project under the country's private finance initiative (PFI).

The new plant to be located in Taman Beringin, Kuala Lumpur, will be open for bidding from international investors.

The director of the Public Private Partnership Unit or UKAS tweeted that "the RFP is scheduled to be issued on the third week of July 2014."

The opposition is questioning the project due to the existence of a close sanitary landfill facility with the capacity to cater to waste disposal.

Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Local Government Minister, defended his government from these accusations saying that the project would build using the PFI model and not with public money.

The total project investment is estimated at about RM1 billion (US$313 million).

On January 28th, we published that the government of Malaysia had issued a tender process for private partners for a waste to energy treatment plant in Kuala Lumpur, the Kepong Solid Waste Transfer Station.

The project would be located at Kepong, a town at the borders Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, located about 6 km from the Kuala Lumpur City Center, to the south of Sungai Buloh.

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