|Huynh Cong Hung, head of the Committee for Cultural and Social Affairs under the People's Council (third person from right) attends the ribbon cutting ceremony of the City Paediatric Hospital No.2's wastewater treatment system.— VNS/Photo.Gia Lộc.
HCM CITY (VNS)— A standard waste water treatment system made with Japanese technology was put into operation at HCM City Paediatric Hospital No 2 yesterday.
With a total capital of VND64 billion (US$3 million), the system was installed by the AIC Group, an advanced information technology & building automation company.
It will help collect and treat 1,200cu.m of waste water per day, said Ha Manh Tuan, the hospital's head.
Huynh Cong Hung, head of the Committee for Cultural and Social Affairs under the People's Council, said this system had contributed to environmental protection in the city.
It also would help the city reach its target of having a water treatment system by 2015, Hung said.
|Huynh Cong Hung, head of the Committee for Cultural and Social Affairs under the People's Council (second from left) visits the management division of the wastwater treatment system at the City Paediatric Hospital No.2. VNS/Photo.Gia Lộc
Public hospitals in the city should take the lead in installing a standard waste water treatment system, he said.
According to Dang Quang My, deputy head of the Health Department's management committee for investment projects, 34 hospitals under the supervision of the departments have installed the standard waste water treatment system.
Twenty-three hospitals in districts and 34 private hospitals in the city also have the system, My said.
HCM City has been commended as the leader in the country for installing the system at health clinics in communes and wards, he added.
The latest figures of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment showed that in 2012 nearly 20,000cu.m of waste water was discharged from hospitals without treatment. — VNS