The HCM City People’s Committee has agreed to receive and treat household waste from neighbouring Long An Province’s Đức Hòa District. — Photo medinet.hochiminhcity.gov.vn
HCM CITY – The HCM City People’s Committee has agreed to receive and treat household waste from neighbouring Long An Province’s Đức Hòa District.
Waste will be treated at the Vietstar joint-stock company in Củ Chi District from now to the end of the year. It is expected that the amount of waste from Đức Hòa District will be around 100 tonnes a day.
All expenditures for collection, transport and waste treatment will be paid by Đức Hòa District’s People’s Committee.
Because of excessive expenditures for waste treatment, the district can collect only around 100 tonnes of a total 140 tonnes of waste generated each day.
Each month, Đức Hòa District collects VNĐ1.67 billion (US$74,000) in fees from local households for waste treatment, but the district has had to spend twice that amount to pay for treatment at the local plant.
Đức Hòa District had previously signed a contract with the Tâm Sinh Nghĩa Waste Treatment Plant, but the plant had to stop receiving waste because two waste-collection companies, Đức Hòa Urban Joint-Stock Company and Green Industry and Environment Cooperative, had not paid waste treatment fees.
Đức Hòa District authorities said it would seek sources of capital to pay its debt to Tâm Sinh Nghĩa Waste Treatment Plant and would look for investors to build a new waste treatment plant with a capacity to treat 100 tonnes of waste a day. – VNS