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Incinerator put into use in Quảng Ninh islands

Update: September, 05/2016 - 16:10
Worker put domestic waste into the incinerator in Vân Đồn Island in northern coastal Quảng Ninh Province. – Photo quangninhtv.vn
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NINH — The People’s Committee of northern coastal Quảng Ninh Province has agreed to put the domestic waste incinerator into operation.

The incinerator will be used to deal with the large amount of garbage on the two islands of Minh Châu and Quan Lạn this month.

The machine will operate temporarily to ensure the collection, treatment and recycling of domestic waste of the island’s residents, and would be moved to the mainland to avoid environmental pollution or impact tourism in the upcoming months.

Mạc Thành Luân, chairman of Vân Đồn Island District’s People’s Committee, said the committee has directed Vân Đồn Urban Environment Co. Ltd, the unit in charge of operating the machine, to arrange more trucks to collect and transport waste to the two machines to curb the accumulation of waste on the islands.

The incinerator is currently located in Sơn Hào Village in Quan Lạn Commune on more than 10,000sq.m. area, with a capacity of over 10 tonnes per day. However, after the incinerator’s assembly was completed this year, several experts opposed its use in the village, saying its location at the ancient sea port historical site would seriously affect local tourism development. The incinerator’s operation was later halted. — VNS

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