|Cần Thơ City has put into operation the country’s first waste-burning power plant. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liêm|Viet Nam News
CẦN THƠ — The country’s first waste-burning power plant, located in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ, was put into trial operation on Monday.
Construction on the plant started last year in June, with an investment from Environmental Energy EB Co. Ltd of VNĐ1 trillion (US$42 million).
The 5.3-ha plant, which has a designed daily waste processing capacity of 400 to 500 tonnes, will produce 60 million kWh per year to connect with the national grid, according to Mai Như Toàn, head of Cần Thơ’s Department of Construction.
From now to March, the city will collect and sort waste from Trà Nóc ward in Bình Thuỷ District, Lê Bình ward in Cái Răng District, and Ninh Kiều District. After that, the plant will expand the collection and sorting of waste to other districts.
After a one-month trial period, the plant is expected to be put into official operation.
The plant was built to resolve environmental problems caused by waste in the city, and to ensure urban sanitation, according to city authorities. — VNS