First waste-to-energy plant in Can Tho begins trial operation

11:00 | 30/10/2018 Energy

 The first waste-to-energy plant in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho began trial operation on October 15.

Officials visit the waste-to-energy plant in Can Tho on October 15 - Photo:

The plant is invested by China’s Everbright International and operated by the Can Tho Everbright Environmental Protection Holdings Ltd (EB Can Tho).

Construction of the plant started on June 30, 2018. The project will last 22 years, including the construction period, with a total investment of VND1,050 billion (US$45.6 million ).

Sitting on a site of 5.3ha in Truong Xuan commune, Thoi Lai district, the plant is capable of processing 400 tonnes of household waste and generating 150,000 kWh of electricity per day.

After one month of trial run, the plant will be put into official operation on November 15.

The factory is expected to help Can Tho city to deal with household waste as it consumes up to 77 percent of the city’s total garbage volume.