HCM City makes clean energy from garbage

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City is creating favourable conditions for investors to reuse and recycle garbage to produce electricity, according to Nguyễn Thành Phong, Chairman of the city People’s Committee.

The official made his announcement last week while visiting a plant that recycles garbage to produce electricity at the Gò Cát Solid Waste Treatment Complex in Bình Chánh District.

Around 1.5 million tonnes of solid waste from industry, and 8,300 tonnes of garbage from household activities are discharged every day in the city, Phong said. The volume will increase as the population grows and the economy develops.

The city aims to halve the amount of buried solid waste by 2020, with the rest recycled to produce energy and compost.

Pilot project

Recycling at Gò Cát Solid Waste Treatment Complex is being done on a trial basis with technology developed by Vietnamese scientists.

A representative of Hydraulic Machine Co said the People’s Committee should expand treatment to a capacity of 1,000 tonnes of garbage per day. The company is working with the HCM City Urban Environment Co. to pilot the recycling of garbage to produce electricity.


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