In line with Malaysia’s policy on cross-border investment and capacity development, DPIK Project Management Sdn Bhd (“DPIK”) has taken the opportunity via an invitation from the Government of Rwanda to conduct a feasibility study for the provision of a suitable solid waste treatment system for application in Rwanda.
This study has also been carried out with the full understanding of MATRADE’s vision to position Malaysia as a globally competitive trading nation as well as promoting Malaysian enterprises to the front of the world’s trades.
The facility provided by MATRADE offers Malaysian companies the opportunity to carry out evaluation and field work studies in a under-developing country resulting in further opportunities for Malaysian companies to conduct investment, trading and services activities in the identified country.
Kigali, the capital of the Republic of Rwanda, faced environmental problems and health risks due to the municipal method of solid waste treatment. The situation was acute in its fast growing urban areas. The Rwandan government had a national solid waste management plan which used sanitary landfill and disposal sites. In addition, the country also faced with a problem of energy security, where it imports 100% of fossil fuels used in the country. Overall, about 85% of the total energy demand for the country is obtained from foreign sources.
This study was to investigate the implementation of a waste to energy facility to be used as a replacement of landfill facilities. Although the study also investigates other forms of waste treatment, this study undertakes a primary investigation to ascertain the feasibility of applying the waste-to-diesel technology being used in Rwanda.