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HCMC to spend VND6 trillion to execute five environment projects

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HCMC – The environment sector of HCMC has planned to invest some VND6 trillion in building a landfill, a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, and a cemetery park, alongside tackling toxic waste and replacing waste collection vehicles in the next five years.

These five projects are part of a plan jointly released on February 23 by the HCMC Urban Environment Co., Ltd and the HCMC Finance and Investment State-owned Company (HFIC), aimed at deploying advanced technology for waste treatment and recycling to promote sustainable economic growth, reported VnExpress.

Of the five projects, the one to complete Landfill No.3 at the Phuoc Hiep waste treatment complex in HCMC’s outlying district of Cu Chi will get off the ground this quarter and will reach completion after three months.

This VND200-billion landfill covers an area of 20 hectares and can treat 2,000 tons of waste per day using South Korean technology. This is a backup landfill of the city in case the existing landfills get overloaded or stop operations.

Besides this, a VND3-trillion WTE plant applying German’s Martin technology will be built at Landfill No.3 for treating household garbage in the city, with a daily capacity of 1,000 tons of waste. The volume of electricity generated from the plant will be supplied to the national power grid.

A project to relocate a toxic waste treatment plant from Dong Thanh Commune of Hoc Mon District to Phuoc Hiep Commune of Cu Chi District will be implemented in the 2021-2023 period. The project will also increase the waste treatment capacity of the plant to 1,000 tons of hazardous, medical and industrial waste. It requires some VND400-600 billion in investment.

Further, the second phase of the Da Phuoc cemetery project in Binh Chanh District will cost approximately VND2 trillion in investment, covering an area of 46 hectares with over 46,000 graves. The project is aimed at developing a cemetery park to meet the burial, reburial and exhumation demand.

Apart from that, to replace garbage trucks, slurry pumps and flush pumps, the sector is set to purchase 50-100 vehicles, with a total investment of VND100-200 billion.

Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, chairman of HFIC, said that more than 50% of the total investment for the five projects had been prepared, while the remaining amount will be mobilized at home and abroad.

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