HCM City has called for investment in environmental protection projects from now through 2025 and announced incentives for such investment as it seeks to resolve certain problems soon.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has asked the Government Inspectorate of Việt Nam to respond in writing to complaints about environmental violations from residents who live near the Đa Phước Solid Waste Treatment Complex in HCM City’s Bình Chánh District.
Residents in HCM City’s District 7 have demanded that authorities should resolve the environmental problems caused by the Đa Phước solid waste treatment complex and the bad odour from its landfill.
Owners of landfills in the city will have to open them for periodical monitoring by people, said Lê Văn Khoa, deputy chairman of HCM city’s People’s Committee.
Waste must be treated more effectively with advanced technology and categorised prior to treatment, city officials said at a meeting held in HCM City yesterday.
HCM City has advanced to this month an extraordinary meeting to discuss waste treatment and environmental pollution after National Assembly deputies from the city expressed concern over the issues, a leader said.
HCM City plans to allocate more than VNĐ1 trillion (US$45 million) to curb air pollution at the Đa Phước Waste Treatment Complex and Đa Phước Cemetery in outlying Binh Chánh district.
The government of HCM City has approved a pilot factory project that will treat 100 kilos of rubbish a day at the Phước Hiệp Rubbish Dump Area.
The Đa Phước Waste Treatment Complex has asked municipal authorities to suspend receipt of an additional 2,000 tonnes of garbage per day in response to residents’ complaints about a foul odour coming from the plant.