HCM CITY – The HCM City People’s Committee has announced its plan to help livestock breeders improve their animal-waste treatment methods in an aim to reduce pollution.
From now to 2020, the city will offer loans to be used to repair or build biogas tanks and to buy biological padding, which is used to decompose animal feces naturally.
Zero-interest loans of no more than VNĐ12 million for a 36-month term will be allowed (US$530) per household, while loans for repair or renovation will be no more than VNĐ6 million ($260) per household, according to the People’s Committee. The loans are for farmers in District 9 and 12 and Thủ Đức District.
Besides the loans, the city will also offer a subsidy of up to 50 per cent of the cost of building biogas tanks (up to VNĐ5 million or $220) and a similar offer for installing biological padding. – VNS