Is Vietnam following the wrong path in treating solid waste?

The total area of the 17 plants were estimated to be built over more than 580 hectares. Itis the aim of the city's plan to treat solid waste in moving towardsfulfilling the vision toward 2050, recently signed by Deputy PrimeMinister Hoang Trung Hai. The new solid-waste treatment plantswill be located in suburban areas, including Gia Lam district's Phu Dongcommune, Phu Xuyen district's Chau Can commune, Thanh Oai district'sCao Duong commune and My Duc district's My Thanh commune. Aspart of the plan, a forecast said that about 18,900 tonnes of solidwaste would need to be processed daily in the city by…... [read more]

Participating experts will help inform Mekong River Delta provinces and cities about managing and treating solid waste in a manner according with sustainable development goals. Experts said the region’s provinces and cities annually discharge more than 600,000 tonnes of waste, as well as approximately 47 million cubic metres of industrial solid waste. Trends suggest that by 2015 the region’s daily solid waste volume will reach 5,000 tonnes, increasing to nearly 8,000 tonnes per day by 2020. To help the Mekong River Delta effectively control solid waste, German experts have devised waste burial solutions that will help reduce air pollution in…... [read more]

Ha Noi will build nine new solid-waste treatment plants and improve the capacity of 8 existing plants in the city by 2030. — Photo chinhphu HA NOI (VNS) —  Ha Noi will build nine new solid-waste treatment plants and improve the capacity of 8 existing plants in the city by 2030. The total area of the 17 plants were estimated to be built over more than 580 hectares. It is the aim of the city's plan to treat solid waste in moving towards fulfilling the vision toward 2050, recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. The new solid-waste…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi will build nine new solid-waste treatment plants and improve the capacity of 8 existing plants in the city by 2030. The total area of the 17 plants were estimated to be built over more than 580 hectares. It is the aim of the city's plan to treat solid waste in moving towards fulfilling the vision toward 2050, recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. The new solid-waste treatment plants will be located in suburban areas, including Gia Lam District's Phu Dong Commune, Phu Xuyen District's Chau Can Commune, Thanh Oai District's Cao Duong…... [read more]

In urban areas, about31,500 tonnes of wastes, or 84 percent of the total, were collected andtreated per day, said head of the Construction Ministry’s TechnicalInfrastructure Department Nguyen Hong Tien. In Ho Chi Minh City alone, 50 percent of solid wastes are collected by private firms or cooperatives. While in rural areas, non-State sectors are more interested in models of collecting, transporting and treating solid wastes. Participantssuggested the adoption of technologies tailored to each project’s scaleand region, and incentives for stakeholders.According to DeputyConstruction Minister Phan Thi My Linh, the ministry has issueddocuments guiding the realisation of a decree on solid waste…... [read more]

The agreement to this effect was signed in Hanoi on June 23 by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Finance Vu Van Ninh and Executive Director of the Export-Import Bank of Korea Tae Dong Park.   The project aims to build a system to collect, transport, manage and treat solid waste, including a plant to produce bio-fertiliser from the collected rubbish with a design capacity of 200 tonnes of fertiliser per day.   This is Vietnam's seventh EDCF-funded project and the third of its kind after the first two in northern Hai Phong city and Ninh Binh province.   So far, the…... [read more]

Illustration photo This is part of a newly-approved scheme on solid waste treatment in Ha Noi by 2030 with a vision towards 2050. By 2020, the capital city will spend VND 3.5 trillion (US$ 157 million) on the task. The scheme aims to collect, classify and properly treat solid waste with a view to reducing environmental pollution in the city. Under the new plan, daily discharge of domestic solid waste in the city will be collected with around 85-100% in urban areas and 70-80% in rural areas. Ha Noi will have three regions on solid waste treatment and build other…... [read more]

The first made-in-Vietnam incinerator for treating toxic solid waste has been put in use at hospitals across the country.The incinerator, made by the Institute of Environment Technology and the Vietnam Institute of Science and Technology, has two compartments, the first of which burns the waste at around 800 degrees Celsius.The smoke from the first compartment, which contains dust and toxic chemicals, will be mixed in the air flow to the second compartment, which burns it at 1,050-1,200 degrees Celsius in about two seconds.Smoke from the second compartment will flow through a treatment system to get rid of dust, heavy metals…... [read more]

It’s time for Vietnam to urgently build planning on treatment and management of solid wastes, particularly toxic solid waste, in order to improve the quality of environment, ensure public health and boost sustainable socio-economic development. The weak and unreasonable management of solid waste is one of the two causes leading to the environment pollution (over land, water source and air). For example, the leaked water from non-standardized dumps has polluted both surface and underground water while the nasty odour from those is contaminating the air. Scientific research shows that nearly 22 human diseases involve the weak management of solid wastes.  Although…... [read more]

Under the three-phase master plan, from2011-2015 and with a vision towards 2020, liquid and solid wastedisposed by hospitals and healthcare facilities will be processed toensure the environment is protected and health workers, patients and thecommunity are not vulnerable to pollution risks. During the five-year period, facilities to treat medical waste,including sewerage plants, will be built to ensure that healthcareestablishments do not pollute the environment at both central and locallevels. By 2015, 100 percent of healthcare facilitiesat central level, 70 percent at provincial level, 50 percent atdistrict level and 100 percent of private clinics will process theirsewerage in accordance with the…... [read more]