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Can Tho (VNA)
– Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 20 handed over an investment certificate to the China Everbright International Company to build a 47-million-USD waste-to-energy plant.

The Thoi Lai solid waste treatment plant will be built on an area of 53 hectares in Truong Xuan commune, Thoi Lai district. Construction of the factory is scheduled to kick off in February 2017.

After its completion in February 2018, the facility is capable of treating 400 tonnes of garbage a day and generating electricity for the national grid.

Director General of China Everbright International Chen Xiao Ping said, as one of the leading companies in the field of waste treatment, it currently has 68 waste-to-energy projects with a combined capacity of 55,000 tonnes of garbage per day.

This is the first project in Vietnam funded by Everbright, he said, pledging that it will become a key environmentally-friendly project in the Mekong Delta.

For his part, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said Everbright was selected among seven investors after the city sent a delegation to make a field-trip to the company’s projects in China.

He urged the investor to abide by Vietnam’s environmental standards and pledged to facilitate the implementation of the project.-VNA