Several waste treatment plants in Ha Noi’s outlying districts of Dan Phuong, Phu Xuyen, My Duc, Ba Vi and Soc Son are expected to become operational this year.
Notably, the 73ha Nam Son waste treatment complex (phase II) in Soc Son district will become operational in April.
According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vu Hong Khanh, the city will discharge an estimated 8,500 tonnes of solid waste a day by 2020 and 11,300 tonnes daily by 2030.
To treat the waste, the city authorities have zoned off areas as part of solid waste treatment plans towards 2030. Under the planning approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Ha Noi will have 17 waste treatment plants by 2030, including eight expanded units and nine new plants.
There are currently nine enterprises collecting and processing household waste in the city. Most of the waste is treated by using different methods such as burying and burning the waste.
Around 5,400 tonnes of waste are discharged each day in Ha Noi.