The Japanese company Hitachi Zosen and the Hanoi Urban Environment
Company (URENCO) signed in Hanoi on August 14 a deal to put into action a
pilot project to treat industrial waste at the Nam Son waste treatment
complex in Soc Son district.
Witnessing the signing ceremony were Japanese Minister for the Economy,
Trade and Industry Yukio Edano, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and
the Environment Bui Cach Tuyen, along with representatives from the
Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation
(NEDO) and the Hanoi People’s Committee.
Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Hanoi People’s
Committee first began to research the project in 2010.
The project, costing 29.2 million USD with 22.5 million USD funded by
Japan , will use advanced technologies to treat hazardous
It is scheduled to go into
operation in 2014 with the capacity to treat 75 tonnes of waste daily
and the subsequent energy produced will be harnessed to generate power.
This model will then be rolled out across numerous cities and provinces nationwide.-VNA