Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 4th of March, 2014
This morning, I visited the proposed site for a Waste to Energy (WtE) plant in Taman Beringin, Kepong, as part of a visit that was organized by Unit Kerjasama Awam Swasta (UKAS) for those interested in putting a bid for this project. The proposed site is located next to the Taman Beringin Transfer Station.
One of the documents which were released to the potential bidders was a site study conducted by Uni-Technologies, a company owned by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The report entitled “Mengkaji Kesesuaian Tapak Bagi Pembinaan Loji Rawatan Termal di Kawasan Tapak Pelupusan Sisa Pepejal Taman Beringin, Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur” (Site Suitability Study for the building of a thermal treatment plant at the Solid Waste Disposal Site in Taman Beringin, Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur) (Attached below). This study (attached below), which was completed in February, 2013, assumed that a thermal treatment plant – in other words, an incinerator – would be built at the proposed site. This is further proof that the entire tender exercise is biased towards the building of an incinerator despite the claim from the National Solid Waste Management Agency that the tender is technology neutral.