The investigation team of the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology and Environment yesterday had a working session with Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee about the management of waste collection and treatment. There were 8 proposals introduced by HCMC in order to tackle existing problems in in waste management in the city.
Statistics from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment reveal that each day, the city releases 9,500 tonnes of household waste. With such a huge amount of waste, there are inadequacies in collection and treatment, asking for urgent implementation of advanced technologies to improve the performance.
The program to classify household solid waste has been carried out widely in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for a long time, and has proved effective in improving land pollution in the city. Statistics from HCMC Institute for Development Studies reveal that in 2019, 87.4 percent of families here have done waste sorting, greatly contributing to protecting the environment and applying other similar campaigns in the near future.