The design of Vietnam first nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan. (Photo: tiepthigiadinh.vn)

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) - The HCM City Department of Planning and Investment has asked for approval from the city's People's Committee to build a waste-to-power plant using thermal plasma technology from Trisun Green Energy Company, according to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

The 520 million USD project, covering an area of 13ha and equipped with plasma torches to achieve temperatures of 3,000 degrees Celsius to incinerate waste, is expected to treat 2,000 tonnes of domestic waste daily.

The investor estimates that waste treatment by thermal plasma technology will cost 32 USD per tonne.

The facility would charge 31.88 USD a tonne if it treats 1,000 tonnes a day and 29.88 USD a tonne if it treats 2,000 tonnes a day.-VNA