A workshop to promote cooperation in managing solid waste between Ho Chi Minh City and Osaka city of Japan took place in Ho Chi Minh City on February 16.
The workshop was jointly held by the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) and Osaka Water and Environment Solutions Association (OWESA) of Japan.
Delegates touched upon HCM City’s challenges and policies on urban solid waste management and Osaka’s experiences in solid waste management.
They heard Japanese experts’ reports on advanced technologies for solid and liquid waste treatment and medical waste treatment.
Participants also made fact-finding tours of sanitary landfills, medical waste incinerators and industrial parks in the city.
At present, over 6,700 tonnes of urban solid waste are required to be treated every day in HCM City. Of that figure, 1,500-2,000 tonnes of industrial and harmful waste were treated and recycled with outmoded technologies.
The workshop is part of a cooperative programme signed by the two cities in July 2011.