Six companies interested in setting up a solid waste treatment plant in Bainguinim | Goa News

Panaji: Six companies have expressed interest in setting up the state-of-the-art solid waste management plant in Bainguinim. A senior government official said six companies attended the pre-tender meeting, and more are likely to express interest.
He said that many questions were raised during the pre-tender meeting and that the Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) will clarify all of these questions. Firms must submit Request for Proposals (RFP) documents by September 14, and offers will be opened the next day.
GWMC launched the tender for the second time. Initially, in July, no company qualified. Then, a new call for tenders was launched with modified criteria.
The plant, estimated at Rs 200 crore, is expected to meet the needs of Tiswadi Taluka and will have facilities for recycling and sorting lines, segregation, anaerobic digestion and composting systems.
In 2008, the Corporation of the City of Panaji acquired land in Bainguinim to install the waste management plant there, and in 2017, the land was turned over to GWMC. A public hearing was held by the GWMC and environmental clearance obtained. The company had also requested a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the proposed plant.
GWMC decided to undertake the project through the public-private partnership (PPP) model on a design-build-finance-operate-transfer (DBFOT) basis, in which the plant infrastructure would be erected by the concessionaire as well as operation and maintenance for ten years.
Union Minister Ayush Shripad Naik said the location identified for the Bainguinim solid waste management facility was “bad and the government should rethink it.”

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