Mayor Signs Agreement for Pioneering Waste-to-energy Pilot Project

JICA signing

Encouraging projects of innovation, creativity and potential – now and in the future.

Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, and representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), CFP Corporation, and KANEMIYA Co. Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Pilot Survey for Disseminating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) Technologies for the Conversion of Plastic Waste to Fuel.

"We have committed ourselves to finding examples of best practice in the world and to bringing these to Cape Town to enhance our government structures", said Mayor de Lille.
 
"Sometimes these types of partnership mean investment.
 
Sometimes they mean a transfer of skills.
 
Yet other times they mean a legacy.
 
I believe that, to varying degrees, we have features of each of these in this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Pilot Survey for Disseminating Small and Medium Enterprises Technologies for Conversion of Plastic Waste to Fuel for Sustainable Waste Management.
 
By sharing this technology with us in a pilot site, the consortium will help grow the knowledge and skills base of the city.
 
Further you will help us explore potential environmentally friendly solutions and solutions of potential economic benefit, to the city as an organisation and a place.
 
This pilot site is a solid demonstration of our willingness to try new things and new technologies to improve our efficiency and our performance.

I think that this is especially important in light of the fact that this year Cape Town is the World Design Capital for 2014.

This means that we are encouraging projects of innovation, creativity and potential – now and in the future.
 
I would therefore like to thank the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),CFP Corporation, INGEROSEC, KANEMIYA Company, and the Japanese embassy."

This is a project that Cape Town Green Map looks forward to reporting about in the future!

PHOTO: Bruce Sutherland l City of Cape Town

STANDING : Mr Hiroyuki Kinomoto (Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency  - JICA)

LEFT –RIGHT: Mr Ryuichi Mase (behalf of the CEO of Kanemiya);  Mrs Namie Fukuda, CEO of CFP Corporation;  MayorDr Kaiser COCT