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Proper waste control in Hạ Lôi Village to curb the COVID-19 spread

Update: April, 15/2020 - 16:35


Domestic garbage is collected in Hà Nội's Hạ Lôi Village, the country's newest COVID-19 infection cluster. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Khánh

HÀ NỘI — Local authorities in Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District has requested Minh Quân Company, the garbage collection unit in the country’s newest COVID-19 infection cluster in Hạ Lôi Village, to mobilise six permanent workers to collect garbage from the quarantine area with handcarts.

Phạm Anh Tuấn, director of the district’s Management Board, said domestic waste from Hạ Lôi Village was a risk in spreading the disease if it was not treated properly.

He has asked the company to arrange workers to be in charge of collecting garbage from the area.

These workers would collect garbage at every gate of the households in every lane of the village with handcarts.

Collected garbage would be covered with sealed bags and transported to the waste treatment areas at 5pm everyday.

The process of garbage collection would be implemented until the end of isolation in the village.

In addition, the management board has installed three mobile toilets at three checkpoints. The company would be in charge of mobilising workers to maintain sanitation of the toilets.

The company has been asked to sign a contract with the Urban and Industrial Environment No 13 Joint Stock Company (URENCO 13) under the Environment and Urban Company to organise the garbage collection at collection points and transport it to the treatment areas.

The amount of waste discharged from Hạ Lôi Village was estimated to be about two tonnes per day.

Tống Việt Dũng, deputy director of URENCO 13, said the company has mobilised six drivers and three trucks to collect garbage. Each vehicle would make a trip per day at between 4pm and 6pm.

The company has also implemented disinfection spraying with Cloramin B on the trucks to prevent the spread of the disease. — VNS

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