Published: 2018-10-24 13:40
Last Updated: 2018-10-24 13:49
The fifth cell at Al-Ghabawi landfill is ready to receive waste, after the completion of the Electrical Detection Test, which is according to the technical requirements of the project funder, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and under the supervision of the project management department of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM).
The Cell 5 landfill is 170 thousand square meters in size, with the capacity to hold about 5 million tons of waste, and will be filled in three and a half years. The cost of constructing the fifth cell is JD 6,183,000.
The first phase of construction was completed last May, in accordance with the highest standards in engineering specifications and international practices. The second phase of the cell, which was completed late August of this year, rehabilitated the leachate.
GAM is planning programs to deal with the collection and treatment of waste in non-traditional ways, on par with international cities. Aiming to reduce costs, and keeping pace with the rapid growth and expansion of the capital, GAM will be turning waste into a source of income by converting waste to energy.
We’ve finished the construction of Cell 5 of the #Ghabawi Landfill in #Amman! See how, together with @DFID_UK @UKinJordan and other #EBRDdonors: @Eu_near #SEMED MDA and #TaipeiChina, we are helping @GAMtweets manage increasing amounts of solid #waste and turn it into energy! ???????? pic.twitter.com/p0zj0OWhiQ— The EBRD (@EBRD) October 24, 2018
GAM annually spends about JD 60 million on the environmental sector in the capital, on waste processing and sorting, and power generation; which calls for investment to reduce the burden on the budget.
The EBRD is an international financial institution that offers project financing for banks, industries, businesses, and improvement of municipal services. It promotes environmentally sound and sustainable development.