|A worker collects rubbish for treatment at the plant. — Photo baoquangngai.vn|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NGÃI — A solid waste treatment plant was opened for public use on Sunday in Đức Phổ District in the central province of Quảng Ngãi.
The plant aims at treating solid waste in the district completely and effectively, improving environmental pollution and bettering the quality of life of residents.
MD Trading and Environmental Technology Co Ltd invested some VNĐ60 billion (US$2.7 million) into the plant.
The plant, which covers an area of more than 20,000sq.m, has the capacity to treat 50 tonnes of rubbish per day and night. It is expected to treat all the rubbish discharged from 15 communes and towns of Đức Phổ District.
Besides treating rubbish, the plant will produce seven tonnes of organic fertiliser per day from the treated rubbish on an average.
Director of the plant Lê Thị Mỹ Diệp said that due to socio-economic development, the amount of rubbish in the district was increasing, while the district did not have any rubbish treatment plant; so the rubbish discharged from residential quarters and industrial zones was not treated, leading to serious pollution and directly affecting residents’ health, she said.
“The plant uses technology of an incinerator, so the waste will not only be tackled completely, but the expenses to operate it will also be reduced compared with other technology,” she said.
It will help decrease pressure for the power sector, maintain energy security and limit environmental pollution, said Diệp. — VNS