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Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu eyes high-tech facilities for solid-waste treatment

Update: March, 28/2018 - 16:47
Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu Province is soliciting investment in high-tech treatment facilities to treat solid waste. — Photo

HCM CITY — Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu Province is soliciting investment in high-tech treatment facilities to treat solid waste, its leader has said.

Nguyễn Hồng Lĩnh, secretary of the province Party Committee, speaking at a meeting on March 26 to discuss plans to create solid-waste treatment facilities from now through 2020, said categorically the People’s Committee should not issue licences for plants that use outdated technologies.

Industrial solid waste transported from other provinces for burying in Bà Rịa- Vũng Tàu should be carefully managed, he said.

The People’s Committee should continue to “control pollution” at the Tóc Tiên landfill in Tân Thành District and wastewater leakage from rubbish dumps, he said.

The province generates around 1,489 tonnes of industrial solid wastes including 204 tonnes of toxic wastes daily, according to its Department of Construction.

The solid wastes pose an environmental threat, it said.

The province also generates around 2.9 tonnes of medical wastes daily. Public hospitals treat their solid wastes by burning but some of them do not have standard waste treatment facilities.

The 700 tonnes of household solid wastes generated daily are buried at the Tóc Tiên landfill.

The burying again threatens the environment but some household solid waste treatment projects are progressing too slowly, according to the department.

However, with the cost of incinerating household solid wastes being high, the method is not used in the province, it said.

Lĩnh called on relevant agencies to research into new ways of treating household solid wastes and consider ways to quickly set up waste recycling facilities.

The province is willing to pay for sophisticated technologies in waste treatment and would not accept plants that cause pollution, he said.

The plans to set up solid waste treatment facilities would not include new ones that treat waste oil and packaging or bury normal industrial wastes, tasks that existing facilities can perform, he said. – VNS

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