NCPO approves waste-to-energy power plant construction plan in Ayutthaya

The National Council for Peace and Order has approved the proposed plan to construct a waste power plant in Ayutthaya that can help dispose of 300 tonnes of refuse per day.

During his weekly televised address on the “Returning Happiness to the People” program, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said that the NCPO has already approved the Interior Ministry’s proposal to launch a pilot project to build an alternative power plant in Ayutthaya province.

Gen. Prayuth said that the planned plant will make use of waste in generating electricity power from the incinerator.

Ayutthaya province produces as many as 1,200 tons of waste each day while only 700 tonnes of it can be properly disposed of, according to the NCPO leader.

As a result, the province has accumulated more than 300,000 tonnes of waste matter, to date.

Gen. Prayuth said that the new plant is expected to dispose of up to 300 tonnes of waste a day while helping create jobs for local people, without causing any pollution problems.

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