The local Tekser with Italy’s De Bartolomeis has a contract valued at about $28 million to build a solid waste disposal plant for Kayseri municipality. The company was third lowest in the bidding in November, but the municipality considered its tender to be the best on price and technical grounds (MEED 26:11:93).

Some of the six bidders explained price differences by the differing incineration methods proposed by rival bidders. The work calls for a plant with a capacity of 300 tonnes a day to serve a population of about 500,000. It will be built on a site near Engir lake and includes waste storage, classification, screening and incineration facilities. The work will take about 18 months.

The plant forms a key component of public health and sanitation programmes initiated in the early 1990s by the municipality. Its subsidiary, Kayseri Water & Sewerage Administration, is also inviting tenders for a large waste water treatment plant for the city (MEED 10:12:93).