All the 15 companies, which had submitted requests for qualification for the government’s modern solid waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram capable of processing 500 tonnes of waste materials daily, have been qualified to bid for the project.

Confirming the development, Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali told The Hindu on Wednesday that a pre-bid conference is likely to be held next week. Foreign technology will be adopted for the modern plant. The government will not act in haste and will complete all modalities before launching the project, he said.