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Jul 05, 2019 / 11:35

Waste-to-energy plants to help Hanoi treat 5,500 tons of waste/day

According to the city’s waste treatment policy, from April 2019, 100% of waste in rural to urban areas must be collected and moved out of downtown within the day.

Two projects to generate power from waste in Hanoi will treat 5,500 tons of waste per day, Head of Urban Commission under the Hanoi People's Council Nguyen Quan said at a meeting on July 4.

Quan noted that the city’s authority will continue to invest in modern technologies in the field of waste treatment. So far, four projects have been approved to apply waste-to-power technologies. 
Nam Son solid waste treatment plant (Soc Son district) uses modern technology. Photo: Hai Hiep
Nam Son solid waste treatment plant (Soc Son district) uses modern technology. Photo: Hai Hiep
In particular, the two above-mentioned projects have started construction and are expected to be completed in 2021, Quan added.

He affirmed that as for projects to be implemented after 2021, the city’s authority will also apply advanced technologies for waste treatment.

However, still over 80% of daily waste in Hanoi are treated by burying, while burning treatment accounts for over 10%. Waste incineration has not been favored because it is still polluting, Quan said. 

On the city’s investment in waste treatment technology and the supervisory role of the Hanoi People's Council regarding Hanoi’s sanitation, Quan pointed out that the Hanoi People's Council has recently supervised solid waste treatment in the city, focusing on environmental sanitation, waste collection and treatment, building waste treatment zones and factories. 

According to the city’s waste treatment policy, from April 2019, 100% of waste in rural to urban areas must be collected and moved out of downtown within the day, Quan stressed.