The Malaysian Ministry of Housing and Local Government has announced that the request for proposal (RFP) for a waste-to-energy project in Sungai Udang, Malacca ("WtE Project") will be released on 18 February 2021. Consistent with the previous RFP for the waste-to-energy project located in Bukit Payong that was issued in August 2020, the WtE Project will be carried out on a public-private partnership basis. We understand the WtE Project is near to a current sanitary landfill and the driver is to reduce waste disposal rate at the landfill.
The WtE Project is the second of the six proposed waste-to-energy projects that the federal government of Malaysia is planning to develop by 2021.
In order to participate in the WtE Project, bidders are required to meet the following conditions:
Bidders are not required to attend a mandatory site visit and briefing session prior to the purchase of the RFP as compared to the approach taken for the Bukit Payong project. The RFP is available for purchase from 18 February 2021 to 10 March 2021 at a price of RM 10,000 from the office of the Department of National Solid Waste Management. The RFP submission will close on 10 May 2021.
The following are some key issues that potential bidders should consider and be aware of in participating in the WtE Project:
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