Overview of the incinerator (Source: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – China’s Everbright International began the construction of an energy-from-waste (EfW) incinerator, the first of its kind in Vietnam, in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 30.

The project will last 22 years, inclusive of construction period, commanding a total investment of 1,050 billion VND (45.6 million USD).

Once operational in 2018 on a site of 5.3ha, the incinerator will process 400 tonnes of household waste and generate 150,000 kWh of electricity per day.

Shao Qichao, General Director of the Can Tho Everbright Environmental Protection Holdings Ltd (EB Can Tho) – the project’s management unit, said the project will create jobs for 45 Vietnamese workers who will undergo four-month training in China before working for the incinerator.

Vo Thanh Thong, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the city collects over 650 tonnes of waste per day, or nearly 85-90 percent of the total, which are processed at solid waste treatment facilities in O Mon, Thot Not and Co Do districts using filling and burning technologies.

He asked Everbright International and EB Can Tho to ensure the project’s progress and environment protection.

Hu Yan Guo, Deputy General Director of Everbright International, said the company has operated in environment protection and green energy since 2003 with 213 projects in 80 cities and provinces in China, Germany, Poland and Singapore.

In the waste-to-energy field, it boasts the most advanced technology used for 68 projects with a daily capacity of more than 70,000 tonnes.-VNA