15:10 | 16/01/2018 Environment
The Binh Duong waste treatment complex, the second stage, was put into use in Ben Cat town, the southern province of Binh Duong on January 10 after 18 months of construction, four months ahead of schedule.
The second stage of the project cost over 180 billion VND (US$8 million), nearly 131 billion VND of which came from Finnish official development assistance and the remaining from the provincial budget.
It included the construction of a biogas-fueled power generation complex with a capacity of 820KW and an incinerator of hazardous wastes with a daily capacity of 100 tonnes, and the doubling of the capacity of a waste compost plant to 840 tonnes per day.
Work on the US$30.5 million complex, invested by the Binh Duong Water – Environment JSC, started in January 2004. The 100ha facility is now capable of handling 1,200 tonnes of household wastes, 400 tonnes of industrial wastes, 200 tonnes of hazardous industrial wastes and 3 tonnes of medical wastes.
Once fully completed, it is expected to handle around 3,000 tonnes of household wastes and more than 1,000 tonnes of industrial wastes.
According to environment experts, it is the most perfect waste treatment complex in Vietnam up to now.
Deputy Minister of Construction Phan Thi My Linh said the rate of solid household waste landfill nationwide accounts for 77.5 percent.
There are 161 incinerators across the country at present, 22 of them have a capacity of 100 tonnes per day. It is targeted that between now and 2020, 2 percent of them use collected energy for electricity generation and another 2 percent for other purposes.