Waste classification (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)
Hung Yen (VNA) – Japanese Kume Group plans to invest in a waste-to- organic fertilizer plant in Hung Yen, which is expected to help the northern province tackle waste problem and strengthen environmental protection, according to a local official.

Nguyen Van Phong, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee said that Kume Group will work with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on its sponsorship to Hung Yen to construct the plant.

A pilot plant will be built to treat and classify waste and turn the waste to organic fertilizer, while guidance will be given to locals on how to classify rubbish, he said, adding that another huge plant will be construct after the pilot’s success.

Kume Group has also asked for support from the province, especially in researching the waste releasing situation in the locality as well as waste gathering for the plant.

Phong expressed belief at the feasibility and effectiveness of the project, pledging that the province will create optimal conditions for its implementation, especially in land use, clean water, infrastructure and power supply.

The province will back the soon construction of the small plant, while directing provincial departments and agencies to coordinate with Kume Group during the implementation of the project, stated Phong.-VNA