Davao City—Mayor Sara Duterte has issued Executive Order No. 18, an order creating a Project Management Team for the construction of Waste-To-Energy Facilities in the city.
The team is composed of Assistant City Administrator for Administration lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo as the project manager, engineer Elisa Madrazo as assistant project manager, and other members from the city government.
The Waste-To-Energy facility is a joint project between the City Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency through the Nippon Steel and Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd.
“JICA granted the authority to Nippon to conduct the study on the WTE. Incidentally, Nippon also has an experience in building a WTE facility in Japan,” Domingo said.
A feasibility study on the application of the Japanese Technology on solid waste management was conducted by the PMT prior to the project proposal from Nippon.
The Nippon provided a project development plan for the construction of the WTE, including possible project development schemes and financing measures.
On March 20, the Japanese and Philippine Government signed an Exchange Notes whereby the former extended a grant of ¥5,013 billion to fund the implementation of the project in Davao City.
“As of the moment, the Japanese Government is waiting for the signing of the Agent Agreement between the Japanese Government and the Department of Finance,” Domingo said.
“As soon as it is signed the crown agents, which is the designated Japanese counterpart, will now seat down with the PMT to start the talk in hiring the third party consultants,” he added.
Solid Waste Management is one of the 10 priority agenda of Mayor Inday to help develop the waste management of the city.
Last year, Mayor Duterte visited Japan to personally witness the Waste-To-Energy facility of Kitakyushu City.