The Losiho incinerator. (Source: losiho.com)

Ninh Binh (VNA) – The environmental authorities in the Red River Delta province of Ninh Binh said that it would multiply the waste incineration model as a way of dealing with the growing amount of garbage.

After more than one year of operation, the waste treatment facility using Losiho 500 incinerators in Khanh Thien commune, Yen Khanh district, contributed to effectively dealing with the local garbage issue and improving the lives and environment for local residents.

Due to the adverse impact of landfill on the environment, since the beginning of 2015, the province’s Centre for Scientific and Technological Information and Application under the Department of Science and Technology has implemented the project “Building a waste treatment model using Losiho 500 incinerators”.

The goal of the project, which costs 1.2 billion VND (52,000 USD), is to complete new-style rural goals in Phong An hamlet in Khanh Thien commune, and to treat garbage in Khanh Thien, Khanh Tien and Khanh Loi commune in Yen Khanh district.

Nguyen Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Centre, said the Losiho 500 incinerator needs only two people to operate on an area of 200 sq.m. Tests showed smoke emitting from the incinerator and air surrounding it meet Vietnam’s criteria on industrial fumes in terms of micro-dust particles and inorganic substances.

Pham Minh Sanh, chairman of Khanh Thien commune’s People’s Committee, said due to a big population and strong commercial and service development, the commune produces a huge amount of waste.

Waste collection is carried out three times a week and each month 50 tonnes of waste is disposed of at an open-air dumpsite, which is already full after just two years, Sanh said.

Ninh Binh presently dumps up to 450 tonnes of garbage each day, of which 65 percent is from rural areas, or equal to 300 tonnes, but only 5-10 percent of that waste is collected.-VNA