A solid waste treatment plant opened its doors for business in Ho Chi Minh City’s suburban Cu Chi District Tuesday.
The 70 hectare Vietstar Lemma Eco Center, has been touted as the largest solid waste treatment facility in Southeast Asia.
Built at a cost of US$53 million, the facility is expected to treat 1,200 tons of solid waste per day, according to developer Vietstar Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of U.S.–based Lemna International, Inc.
The plant will provide 600 jobs for local residents, according to Vietstar.
The company will run the plant over 30 years under a “put-or-pay” contract with HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
The department says the city discharges 250-350 tons of hazardous waste and more than 6,000 tons of domestic solid waste a day.