|HCM City has a headache as some 7,600 tonnes of solid waste is discharged in the city daily, but most of it is just dumped.— VNA/VNS Photo Hưng Thịnh|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — HCM City People’s Committee yesterday gave the green light to the development of a power plant that uses waste to produce electricity.
The move aims to solve part of the city’s burden in waste treatment, as some 7,600 tonnes of solid waste is discharged in the city daily, but most of it is just dumped.
The Japanese Hitachi Zosen Corporation (Hitz) and the HCM City Urban Environment Co. Ltd. (Citenco) are allowed to jointly build the waste-to-power plant at the Phước Hiệp Waste Treatment Zone in Củ Chi District.
Under a pilot programme running from this year to the middle of next year, the plant is scheduled to handle 200kg daily, using organic waste collected from a waste classification programme in Bến Nghé Ward, District 1.
People’s Committee vice chairman Lê Văn Khoa said the city would expand the waste-fuelled power plant programme if the pilot project proved effective. — VNS