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Da Nang leads the way with organic fertilisers

Update: May, 21/2015 - 09:46
The project will enable Cam Le district to be the first in Viet Nam to produce the nutrient under a co-operation deal between the city and Chikujyo town in Japan. — Illustrative image\ Photo VNA

DA NANG (VNS) — The central city has started a project to recycle organic waste into environmentally friendly liquid fertiliser.

Funding was provided by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).

The project will enable Cam Le district to be the first in Viet Nam to produce the nutrient under a co-operation deal between the city and Chikujyo town in Japan.

"In Chikujyo town, a liquid fertiliser plant has been operating since 1994. We overcame a lot of difficulties in co-operation with Kyushu University, Saga University and Environmental Business Solution Inc before succeeding in managing it," the mayor of Chikujyo town, Hisami Arakawa, said at the launch yesterday.

"We organised the experience Chikujo Town has accumulated into an organic waste circulating system called the ‘Chikujo Model'. Based on this model, we will propose solutions and co-operate with Da Nang City," he said.

The major also said the Chikujo Model had cut fertiliser costs in the town by 90 per cent.

Vice chairman of the city's people's committee, Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, said the project would recycle 90 tonnes of household and office waste discharged daily.

He said the project would help build the city become ‘green' by 2020.

Thai Van Quang, an official from the city's agriculture and rural development department, said the project would be the first of its kind in Viet Nam.

"The technology will help farmers in rural areas reduce costs with liquid fertiliser from organic waste," Quang said.

Tamura Keiji, project manager in Chikujo, said the Vietnamese project would include construction of a liquid fertiliser testing facility in Cam Le district, technical training, education on the biomass circulation system and practical training in Japan. — VNS

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