HCMC – The authority of HCMC plans to carry out two landfill restoration projects with an estimated investment of over VND7 trillion in the 2021-2025 period.
The HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment wrote to the Economic and Budget Committee of the HCMC People’s Council on September 21, reporting on its plan to transform the landfills of Go Cat and Dong Thanh into urban residential land.
According to the report, the landfill restoration projects will be carried out under the public-private partnership (PPP) format.
The Go Cat landfill in Binh Tan District was put into operation in 2001 and closed in 2007, with nearly six million tons of waste buried there. The restoration of the 25-hectare Go Cat landfill requires an estimated cost of VND2.8 trillion.
The 45-hectare Dong Thanh landfill started to receive solid waste in 1991 and was closed in 2002, with the volume of buried waste amounting to nearly 11 million tons. The cost of landfill restoration is estimated at VND5.4 trillion.
Besides, the compensation and tree planting projects at the Tay Bac Waste Treatment Complex in Cu Chi District and Da Phuoc Waste Treatment Complex in Binh Chanh District have been lagging behind schedule and facing cost overruns.
According to the HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the changes in land laws and policies led to increased compensation costs and cost overruns of those projects.