The first stage of the Khanh Son solid waste treatment complex in the central city of Da Nang was commissioned on June 27.

The two-phase project worth 900 billion VND (42.25 million USD) is being built on 10 hectares.

The fist stage of the project has an investment of nearly 400 billion VND (18.6 million USD) and is able to treat 200 tonnes of waste daily.

Meanwhile, the second phase is hoped to be completed by late 2016 with a designed daily capacity of handling 700 tonnes of waste.

Director of the Vietnam Environment JSC Nguyen Van Tuan said the complex is equipped with modern and environmentally-friendly technologies, which could fully treat unburied solid waste and produce renewable energy products from the waste.

Once fully operational, the complex is capable of treating nylon, organic waste and glass bottles, he added.

Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Dieu said the project will help the city address environmental contamination issues and build a green city in the future.-VNA