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For better management: Kochi Mayor Mercy Williams and Babu Ambat, executive director of the Centre for Environment and Development, exchanging the MoU at Brahmapuram on Thursday.
For better management: Kochi Mayor Mercy Williams and Babu Ambat, executive director of the Centre for Environment and Development, exchanging the MoU at Brahmapuram on Thursday.

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Agency to carry out soil test at the site

KOCHI: The Kochi Corporation today formalised an agreement for restoration and management of its solid waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram with Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Thiruvananthapuram. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two agencies on Thursday. According to the agreement, the civic body will have to pay two per cent of the expenditure of the work as management fee to the agency.

The agency has informed the civic authorities that the machinery of the plant need not be dismantled immediately.

The construction of the platform would take place at the site adjacent to the present one and the machinery would be shifted later. This would ensure uninterrupted functioning of the plant, said Mercy Williams, Kochi Mayor.

The CED will carry out the soil test at the plant site as the first step for constructing a platform for installing the machinery. It has also suggested the preparation of a master plan and an integrated waste management system there, she said.

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