Berjaya offers expertise to solve PH garbage problem
MANILA, Philippines - Malaysia's Berjaya Group is offering its expertise in sanitary landfills to help solve the Philippines' garbage and power problems.
Berjaya, which operates the Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill in Kuala Lumpur, is keen on sharing its expertise in landfill management and generation of electricity using methane, a landfill byproduct, with the Philippine government.
In a statement, Berjaya country manager in the Philippines Paul Soo said the company's landfill is a fully engineered sanitary landfill and managed according to world-class standards.
Aside from methane gas being converted into electricity, leachate is fully treated and recycled within the landfill system. This results to "zero discharge", Soo added.
He said the Philippines will benefit from this technology, especially since solid waste is seen as one of the main reasons of flooding.
"Metro Manila needs to upgrade its waste management system and this need becomes more pronounced each time the Ondoys and Marings visit. We have the technology to show that efficient solid waste disposal can be done in the most environmentally friendly manner through sanitary landfills," Soo said.
Berjaya’s landfill company, KUB-Berjaya Enviro (KBE), recently bagged the top awards in the prestigious Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards 2013. KBE is the first Malaysian company to be given the top honors of winning both the overall CDL Outstanding Singapore Environmental Achievement Award, and the DFS Regional Environmental Achievement Award.