Jakarta to Have ITF with 2,200 tons Waste Capacity Next Year

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta Provincial Government signed a cooperation agreement to construct an Intermediate Treatment Facility or ITF in Sunter, North Jakarta. The government also signed the agreement to purchase electricity produced by the waste treatment plant. The ITF will have the capacity to manage up to 2,200 tons of waste per day.

    The agreement was signed between the Jakarta Environment Office and PT Jakarta Propertindo. The electricity sale and purchase deal was signed by PLN with PT Jakarta Solusi Lestari.

    "Construction starts next year and is targeted for completion in 2022," head of the Jakarta Environment Agency, Andono Warih, said through a written statement, October 16.

    An ITF is an urban solution for waste management that uses eco-friendly technology. The construction of the waste processor also aims to reduce the waste burden at Bantargebang integrated waste disposal site.

    ITF Sunter will become the largest Waste Power Plant (PLTSa) in Indonesia, using a technology that has been utilized in many developed countries. ITF Sunter will also become the new face of waste management in Jakarta.

    "This has been Jakarta's dream for dozens of years," Andono said.

    ITF Sunter has a waste processing capacity of 2,200 tons per day and produces electricity up to 35 MWh. The ITF is expected to be able to reduce 80-90 percent of the incoming waste weight.

    Imam Hamdi