Workers collect classified waste in District 1. (Photo: TTO)
Phan Xuan Dung, Head of the NA Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, added that the city also led in classifying waste at the source, across all 24 districts. “It is also the locality that is active in calling on investment in modern technologies for waste treatment, thus protecting the environment,” he said.
According to Mr. Dung, to improve waste management and treatment, effective solutions are needed in reducing the amount of buried waste and increasing the amount of burned waste, especially waste-to-power burning technology.
Sharing solutions for waste management and treatment, Huynh Cach Mang, Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee, said that besides solutions for household waste, medical waste, breeding waste and industrial waste, the city is focusing on carrying out solutions to treat waste water, including industrial waste water, agricultural waste water and household waste water. “The city’s waste water is being treated in 11 areas, while waste water monitoring stations have been built in industrial and export processing zones, which helps transfer data to the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment for inspection,” he said.
Nguyen Toan Thang, Director of the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment, informed that some 8,900 tons of solid household waste were collected and treated per day, with 69% being buried and 31% being treated by burning, recycling or producing compost fertilizer.
To gradually apply advanced technologies in solid waste treatment, the city has organized conferences to call on investment. So far, it has adopted the project on treating solid waste using plasma gasification technology in combination with power generation, invested by Trisun Green Energy Corporation. Additionally, it has worked with Long An province to realize the project on a green environment technological zone on an area of 1,760 hectares in Thu Thua district for treating the region’s solid waste. During the meeting, the city suggested the central level develop and issue regulations on collecting, transporting and treating cumbersome solid waste; and punishing individuals who do not obey regulations on classifying solid waste at the source./.