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Dong Nai Province to scrap temporary rubbish dumps

Update: September, 10/2013 - 09:00
The province has 28 temporary dumps now after 13 were closed this year.— Photo baodongnai

HCM CITY (VNS)— Southern Dong Nai Province will eliminate temporary rubbish dumps once all its planned waste treatment zones with plants and dumps begin operation, according to the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Of the nine planned, six are already in operation, it said.

The province has 28 temporary dumps now after 13 were closed this year.

They caused environmental pollution and affected the lives of nearby residents, the department said.

They will be converted into rubbish collection points for transport to the treatment zones.

All the temporary dumps in Bien Hoa city and Tan Phu, Cam My, Xuan Loc, and Thong Nhat Districts would be eliminated by the end of this year, the department said.

Thong Nhat, for instance, has five of them, and after they become collection points, the waste will be transported to the nearby Quang Trung Waste Treatment Zone for treatment.

It collects around 30 tonnes of domestic waste daily.

In Dong Nai, around 91 per cent of the total waste generated is collected and treated, the department said. — VNS

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