Ho Chi Minh city plans five waste treatment plants
The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee is preparing for the implementation of five waste treatment projects. Of these, two plants each with a daily capacity to process 2,000 - 2,500 cu.m of mud will be located in the Da Phuoc Waste Treatment Complex in Binh Chanh district. They will cover 40 ha in total. Another project, which will be also located in the complex, is a 15 ha plant that will recycle and treat industrial and toxic waste with a capacity of 500 tonnes a day.
The remaining two are an industrial waste treatment plant with a capacity of 200 - 360 tonnes a day and a 6.3ha toxic waste landfill with a capacity of 100 tonnes a day. These two projects will be located in the Phuoc Hiep Waste Treatment Complex in Cu Chi district.
The city now releases about 1,500 - 2,000 tonnes of industrial and toxic waste and 2,800 - 3,850 cu.m of mud waste a day. However, it has only one plant to treat mud waste from septic tanks that has a capacity of 100 - 150 cu.m a day.
The city currently does not have a large-scale industrial and toxic waste treatment plant.
VNA (English edition I-2013-VEM)