Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 24th of September, 2014
It was reported in The Edge on the 22nd of September that four companies have been shortlisted to build the Waste to Energy (WtE) plant in Taman Beringin, Kepong, namely UEM Environment Sdn Bhd, DRB-Hicom Bhd, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) and Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd. The Minister of Urban Well-Being, Housing and Local Government also was reported to have said that the award of this project will only be announced in June 2015 pending a Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA).
There has been much speculation over the potential cost of this plant which will be built as a Private Financing Initiative (PFI). In order for the public, especially the rate payers in Kuala Lumpur, to properly assess the financial and environmental impact of this plant, the tender documents for this PFI must be made available publicly as soon as possible.