Representatives press buttons to start construction work on the plant. — Photo bentre.gov.vn
BẾN TRE — Bến Tre People’s Committee on Thursday began construction work on a waste treatment plant with Japan technology in Phước Mỹ Trung Commune, Mỏ Cày Bắc District.
The plant, with capacity of 25 tonnes per day, will cover more than 5,500sq.m, including incinerator rooms, a parking room, security rooms.
The plant will cost VNĐ24 billion (US$1.03 million) and is expected to operate by the end of this year. It will collect and treat waste from Mỏ Cày Bắc and several communes in Chợ Lách District.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cao Văn Trọng said the plant had an important meaning as the number of residents in the area has increased sharply, leading to a great amount of rubbish and trouble treating it.
Trọng asked the project’s investor to strictly follow regulations related to labour safety and ensure the project’s progress, quality, design and environmental protection.
Mỏ Cày Bắc District should work with the investor to resolve every problem while conducting the project, and instruct local residents on keeping the environment hygienic.
Every day, about 500 tonnes of rubbish is discharged in Mỏ Cày Bắc District, and in the past, this waste was treated by traditional methods, namely burying or using biological substances.
The old methods were ineffective and affected local residents’ lives. — VNS