Hanoi urgently solves garbage treatment issues to complete waste-to-energy plant
The Hanoitimes - Hanoi currently discharges around 6,000 tons of solid domestic waste daily, 89% of which are buried.
The Hanoi People's Committee has issued a report on garbage treatment solutions in the city to soon complete construction of a waste-to-energy plant on its outskirts, Kinh te & Do thi reported.
Accordingly, environmental sanitation has been improved, bad smell has been reduced, disinfection to kill flies and mosquitoes has been expanded in residential areas.
Besides, the municipal Department of Health has carried out health checks for 8,000 people in the surroundings of the Soc Son Waste Treatment Complex, the report said.
The waste water treatment plants have been operating around the clock to treat about 26,000 cubic meters of waste water. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
The waste water treatment plants have been operating around the clock to treat about 26,000 cubic meters of waste water, the report added.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung asked the municipal Department of Construction to regularly supervise and urge relevant units in the Soc Son Waste Treatment Complex to ensure safety and efficiency. The complex, built in 1999, is the largest of its kind in Hanoi, spanning over 157 ha. It handles around 5,000 of the 6,500 tons of garbage the city generates each day.
Mr. Hung also requested the People's Committee of Soc Son district to complete site clearance by November 30 and thoroughly handle the remaining issues so that Thien Y Environment Energy Joint Stock Company will soon complete the construction of the waste-to-energy plant project, the largest one in Vietnam, in the district.
Thien Y Environment Energy Joint Stock Company, the project's contractor, is speeding up the works to put the project into operation in February 2021.
Once in service, the plant will have a processing capacity of 4,000 tons of waste per day to help treat litter collected from urban districts. It is expected to reduce waste pollution that affects the lives of locals to below 5% instead from about 80% at present.
However, while the project is expected to come into operation, the most important measure is to minimize the impacts of the waste collection and transportation process and its treatment in a landfill.
An official of the Soc Son district administration said that authorities need to strictly sanction garbage trucks which leak garbage on the road during transportation. Besides, regulations must bed strictly enforced in the process of receiving and treating garbage to limit the impacts on local residents’ lives.
"If the above-mentioned shortcomings are not solved in time, people will get irritated," the official said.
Hanoi currently discharges around 6,000 tons of solid domestic waste daily, 89% of which are buried.
- Vietnam suspends all inbound commercial flights
- Vietnam starts new flight payment plan for returnees
- Hanoi encourages people to use buses for environmental protection
- Big unexploded bomb removed from downtown Hanoi
- Green buildings to bring numerous benefits to Hanoi: Experts
- Hanoi int’l airport secures Airport Health Accreditation certificate
- Domestic violence, gender-biased sex selection: Roots of gender inequality in Vietnam
- Hanoi still struggles with household waste: Experts
- Hanoi speeds up upgrade of Huynh Thuc Khang street
- Hanoi contemplates extending elevated Ring Road 2
Second stimulus package needs to focus on most affected sectors
Hanoi to ban motorcycles by 2030
Hanoi to host golf festival 2020
RCEP offers greater flexibility for Vietnam in exercising rules of origin
Vietnam wins at World Travel Awards 2020
Vietnam expects to massively produce own Covid-19 vaccine by mid-2022: Expert
Hanoi completes traffic infrastructure to develop satellite urban areas: Official
Close-up of first train of Hanoi’s second metro line put on rails
Apple partner Pegatron mulls US$1-billion investment in hi-tech projects in Vietnam