The construction of Bình Thuận Province’s first waste treatment plant has begun. It will be able to treat 400 tonnes of waste a day once it starts in June 2017.
|The ground-breaking ceremony of the south central province of Bình Thuận’s first waste treatment plant.-VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thanh |
Set on 10 hectares in Phan Thiết City’s Tiến Thành Commune, the unit is being built at a cost of VNĐ495 billion (US$22 million), said Lê Quang Huy, general director of Nhật Hoàng Ltd. Co.
The plant in the south central province will be equipped with incineration technology from Russia and an automatic controlling system from Japan.
According to the Phan Thiết Urban Works Company, around 400 tonnes of waste is generated every day in the city, and currently the only way to handle it is to bury it at the 26-hectare Bình Tú dumping site. However, the dump is already overfilled, so a waste treatment plant in the region is essential.
Lương Văn Hải, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said at the ground breaking ceremony on Saturday that the construction of the plant affirms the local authorities’ determination to solve the issue of environmental pollution.
Hải has asked the investor and contractors to strictly comply with regulations and technical procedures so that the plant’s operations would not affect the lives of locals living nearby.