The Binh Duong Water Supply, Sewerage and Environment Company started construction of the garbage-based compost fertiliser plant, the first of its kind in Vietnam, in the southern province of Binh Duong on Dec. 5.

The 6.7 million EUR plant was financed through official development assistance from the Finnish Government.

The plant, with a daily capacity of 420 tonnes, is part of a waste treatment system in the Nam Binh Duong waste treatment complex.

Tran Thanh Liem, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that the project aims to make full use of garbage for recycling and fertiliser production for the local agroforestry sector, while dealing with a large quantity of garbage in the locality.

The Nam Binh Duong waste treatment complex receives over 700 tonnes of garbage and over 80 tonnes of hazardous waste from industrial production a day./.