Jun 12, 2018 / 12:02

Vietnam encourages piloting environmentally-friendly waste treatment technology

The Hanoitimes - The Vietnamese Government always encourages domestic and foreign enterprises to study and pilot advanced and environmentally-friendly waste treatment technologies at affordable prices, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has emphasized.

Deputy PM Dung made the statement while receiving Sebastian Rose, Sales Director of Germany’s INTEC company, which has 30-year experience in industrial waste treatment, in Hanoi on June 11.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and INTEC company’s sales director Sebastian Rose - Photo: VGP
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and INTEC company’s sales director Sebastian Rose - Photo: VGP
At the reception, the Deputy Prime Minister and officials of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Construction listened to a detailed presentation on INTEC’s technology to turn solid waste into gas and energy.
After that, the Deputy PM lauded the INTEC’s idea of investing in a waste-to-energy plant in Vietnam, saying the country is in need of modern and suitable waste treatment technologies to protect the environment.
However, most of modern technologies are normally expensive and not suitable to the Vietnam’s condition, because most of the technologies require waste classification.
"The viewpoints of Vietnam's waste treatment technology must first be safe and environmentally-friendly," said the deputy PM.
Currently, waste in Vietnam is basically treated by burying, which is harmful to the environment. Meanwhile, the piloting of other technologies following the models applied in many countries was not successful due to failure in waste classification, and high price is another concern of Vietnam.
On the basis, Deputy PM Dung asked the Ministry of Science and Technology to coordinate with other ministries and sectors to verify and assess economic-technical indications of the waste-to-energy technology of INTEC company.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade was assigned to work with relevant ministries and agencies to calculate the price of power generated by solid waste-to-energy plants.
As for businesses, Deputy PM Dung underscored the need to design specific projects for pilot implementation, while reminding enterprises to consider the possibility of producing lines and equipment domestically to reduce costs.