Overview & Description:
The Government, through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), is seeking to engage the private sector to develop integrated solid waste management facilities through public-private participation on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis for the development, operation, maintenance, and management of the project assets, including waste collection/transportation, temporary storage and sorting, waste-to-energy and sanitary landfilling.
- Jamaica generates approximately 1,000,000 tons of residential waste annually of which as much as 60 percent is attributed to the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).
- Approximately 70 percent of the total waste generated in the country is collected, while a remaining 30 percent is disposed of in an unsustainable manner.
- Generating energy (35-50 MV plant is possible) from the waste as well as the management of waste collection, treatment and disposal, thereby providing alternative (renewable) energy source and improving the state of the environment.
Cabinet approved the award of contract to the Transaction Advisor on March 29, 2021. Business Case due diligence will kick off in May 2021.