|Nghĩa Kỳ waste treatment plant is being built in central Quảng Nam Province’s Nghĩa Kỳ Commune. — VNA/VNS Photo Sỹ Thắng|
QUẢNG NGÃI — The People’s Committee of central Quảng Ngãi Province has instructed North Investment and Development Construction JSC – the investor of the Nghĩa Kỳ waste treatment plant – to complete construction of the plant and put it into operation before September 30.
In a document sent to the company, Chairman of the committee Trần Ngọc Căng asked the company to quickly install the second incinerator system and complete the trial run before August.
The committee has assigned the provincial Department of Planning and Investment to co-ordinate with relevant agencies to regularly monitor construction progress.
It has also asked the agencies to help the company deal with any difficulties and speed up construction. The results must be reported to the committee.
The company will have its investment licence revoked and face penalties if it fails to complete construction on time.
The committee has asked the People's Committee of Tư Nghĩa District, where the plant is located, to tell local people to stop actions that are hindering the operation of the plant.
Nguyễn Tấn Pháp, branch manager of the North Investment and Development Construction JSC, told Vietnam News Agency the company was committed to putting the plant into operation as soon as possible.
However, it would be difficult to meet the September 30 deadline because installing the second incinerator and operating it for a trial period would take a lot of time.
Currently, the plant is testing the first incinerator. The second incinerator is expected to be installed by the end of this month.
Pháp said the most difficult problem for the company was financing. More VNĐ30 billion (nearly US$1.3 million) would be needed to complete the project.
He said the company would not be able to borrow commercial capital as the first incinerator had not yet gone into official operation.
The company was seeking other sources of capital, he said.
On July 6, 2018, local people in Tư Nghĩa District’s Nghĩa Kỳ Commune set up barriers to block garbage trucks from entering Nghĩa Kỳ landfill as a way of protesting the pollution caused by the landfill.
The province held talks with local residents and agreed to temporarily transport garbage to Đồng Nà landfill in Quảng Ngãi City.
On average, about 250 tonnes of garbage are discharged every day in the province. — VNS