PETALING JAYA: The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) will roll out a series of integrated waste management plants (IWMP) on its land schemes costing RM10 billion over the next 30 years to drive sustainability in its operations.
The project, to be undertaken jointly with Greentech Axis Bhd, will be split into three phases.
Felda expects to commence the pilot projects in the first quarter of 2024 in the Johor Bahru region, namely at the Felda Adela, Felda Air Tawar and Felda Tenggaroh schemes.
The investment cost is expected to be in the region of RM200 million to RM300 million per site.
The IWMP is the first of its kind in Malaysia on sustainable management of solid waste and waste water, and generating renewable energy from waste through the application of green technology.
The process will involve the collection of farm waste, food waste, and solid waste from the Felda schemes.
Felda and Greentech signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to develop such an IWMP at one of the Felda schemes in Johor.
Through an effective waste separation process, the facility will be able to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help fight climate change, said Greentech, a landfill management solutions provider.
Greentech CEO Mohamad Feardaus Khairuddin said it had conducted a preliminary site study at the Felda Adela, Felda Air Tawar and Felda Tenggaroh schemes.
“This collaboration will benefit the local population and the surrounding areas through employment opportunities, and can further increase the awareness of recycling,” he added.
Deputy finance minister Ahmad Maslan, who witnessed the MoU signing, said the initiative aligns with the government’s green technology master plan 2017-2030 which targets a 28% recycling rate and waste-to-energy reuse by 2030.