The ceremony to start construction of household solid waste treament factory in Tra Vinh. (Source: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) – Construction of a household solid waste treatment factory kicked off on July 6 in Luong Hoa commune, Chau Thanh district, the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.

The plant, covering an area of 15ha, is being built at a cost of more than 79 billion VND (around 3.48 million USD) invested by the Vietnam Energy Environment Industrial Technology Company Limited.

It will use Sankio incinerators imported from Japan and is capable of treating 150 tonnes of household solid waste per day. The construction is expected to be completed within one year.

Le Van Tai, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Construction, said household solid waste in Tra Vinh was previously collected and buried at landfills with a daily amount of over 250 tonnes. Once operational, the factory will handle garbage in Tra Vinh city and neighbouring districts such as Chau Thanh, Tieu Can, Cang Long and Cau Ke.

Tra Vinh will continue to call for investment in household solid waste treatment factories in other coastal localities, including Cau Ngang, Tra Cu and Duyen Hai districts and Duyen Hai township.-VNA