Jul 06, 2019 / 22:06

Hanoi ends garbage crisis

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi Urban Environment Company has mobilized personnel to collect garbage in the city`s urban districts during the night of July 5 and free the downtown from piles of garbage.

Residents of Nam Son and Hong Ky communes, Soc Son district, on the outskirts of Hanoi on Friday afternoon removed obstacles to the Waste Treatment Complex, so that garbage trucks can access the dumping site, ending the four-day garbage crisis in the city.

The move came after they were promised compensation for land clearance, support and resettlement by the district authority.
 
Garbage truck into Nam Son waste treatment complex. Photo: Giang Huy
Garbage truck into Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex. Photo: Giang Huy
Vu Cuong, deputy general director of Hanoi Urban Environment Company (Urenco), which is in charge of collecting waste in the inner city, said that the company has mobilized personnel to collect garbage in urban districts during the night of July 5 and free the downtown from piles of garbage.

"The amount of residual waste accumulated in Hanoi’s temporary dumpsites in the last four days was about 15,000 tons. We try to make the city's garbage collection activities normal in the coming three days," Cuong said.

The garbage crisis began four days ago when some residents of Nam Son and Hong Ky communes blocked the entrance to the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex, leaving downtown areas loaded with garbage. They blamed the authorities for the slow compensation and resettlement, leaving them exposed the diseases due to heavy pollution.

The Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex is the largest in Hanoi, capable of processing 6,000 tons of garbage per day, largely by burying.