|Workers dig and collect waste to enlarge Cầu Dừa Canal in HCM City’s District 4. The city has approved a pilot factory project that will treat 200 kilos of rubbish a day for power generation at the Phước Hiệp Rubbish Dump Area. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The government of HCM City has approved a pilot factory project that will treat 200 kilos of rubbish a day for power generation at the Phước Hiệp Rubbish Dump Area.
Japan’s Hitachi Zosen Corporation and the HCM City Environmental Company will carry out the project over an eight-month period, and rubbish, which will be categorised in advance, will be collected and transported from households and businesses in Bến Nghé Ward in District 1.
Last year, the Japanese company sought the municipal government’s approval for a complex, which has costs of nearly US$80 million. The firm has spent four years studying different kinds of rubbish, which would be treated and used for energy generation.
The total garbage volume citywide is around 7,500 tonnes a day. Of the volume, 76 per cent is buried.
The Đa Phước Waste Treatment Complex in Bình Chánh District operated by the Việt Nam Waste Solutions Corporation has been blamed for causing a bad odour in the southern region of the city, including in Phú Mỹ Hưng township in District 7, Bình Chánh District, and Nhà Bè District.
Following residents’ complaints about the odour, the city administration launched an investigation, which identified the Đa Phước Waste Treatment Complex as the source of the smell. — VNS