Sri Lankan government approves proposal to manufacture bricks from fly ash from the country’s coal power plant
The government of Sri Lanka has announced that fly ash from the country’s Norochcholai coal power plant will be used to make bricks and reduce air pollution.
The Government Information Department has stated that the Cabinet of Ministers had this week approved a proposal for brick production presented by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ranjith Siyambalapiiya.
A statement by the Government Information Department has noted that the brick production will be carried out at the site of the power plant on the north-west coast in Puttalam.
The ash therefore is now being collected and stored on site.
Residents near the power plant have reportedly been complaining for months of fly ash air pollution during times of high winds.
The move to manufacture bricks from fly ash is an innovative method of addressing an environmental issue. Sri Lanka is currently looking at innovative methods to address many other environmental issues including the issue of garbage disposal. It is evident that there are many business opportunities to introduce innovative solutions to Sri Lanka. Hence, foreign businesses/investors could explore such opportunities and present them to the government or even form partnerships with local companies and introduce such innovations to the country.
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