Waste treatment plant under construction in city

Huynh Minh Nhut, director of the Urban Environment One Member State-Owned Limited Company, will officially inaugurate a plant to treat dangerous waste materials on March 1 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The plant with present capacity to treat 21 tons of waste per day is already operational on an experimental basis. After its official opening on March 1, the company will collect hazardous waste from enterprises in and around the city.

It is estimated that even if this plant becomes operational, the city would still need more such factories as the city produces an average of 600 toxic wastes a day and the present capacity of the plants can only treat around 30 tons per day.

The city Department of Natural Resources and Environment has appealed for more social contribution and participation in treating toxic waste. Three enterprises responded to the appeal in 2010 but the city has been lax in providing these enterprises with vacant land for the construction of waste treatment plants.

By L. H - Translated by Thanh Tam

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