SWASCO Bio Gas project established

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SWASCO Bio Gas project established

Livingstone, July 17, ZANIS —–Southern Water and Sewerage (SWASCO) has established a Bio Gas plant worth Euros 230,000 to produce alternative source of power for communities in Dambwa and other surrounding hotels.

The project funded by Finland and being constructed by Livings Falls Bio Power is expected to be completed by August this year would cater Damwaba site residents, Bush Front, Chrismar Hotel, David Livingstone Safari Lodge.

In an interview with journalists today at SWASCO sewer plant where the project is located, Living Falls Bio Power Managing Director Chisco Simweena said the plant will use water from the sewerage ponds which will be pumped into the Bio Gas Digesters to produce Gas for energy and fertilizer for plants.

Mr Simweena said once completed the projects will supply gas energy for cooking to Dambwa site residents, Bush Front, Chrismar Hotel, and David Livingstone Safari Lodge.

He explained that the project is the biggest in the country and was aimed at producing an alternative source of energy to Livingstone residents and thus reduce on deforestation in the city.

Mr. Simweena said the projects will be run by his company for seven years after which it will be handed over to SWASCO.

And Greenpop Representative, Juliet Taylor said her organisation supports the project aimed at providing renewable source of energy for cooking and water for irrigation to Livingstone residents.

Ms Taylor also said Greenpop is planting 1,000 bananas at the same site adding that her organisation will continue to support projects that are environmentally friendly and have positive impact on reducing poverty.

Founded by three young individuals who have dedicated their lives to promoting ‘green living’, Greenpop, a South Africa based organisation last year extended its operations in the country through the reforestation and eco-awareness project and an ongoing campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources.