Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai inspected environmental protection in the southern industrial hub of Binh Duong on July 4.

At a working session with provincial officials, the Deputy PM hailed the province for its good work in the field, particularly the collection and treatment of waste.

He voice approval of Binh Duong’s plan to call for private enterprises’ investment in waste treatment, adding that the Government will create favourable and preferential conditions to facilitate this plan.

Deputy PM Hai also said the government will consider the province’s proposal on allowing the use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) capital for the follow-up phases of waste treatment projects in the locality as well as preferential tax policy for enterprises’ investment in waste treatment.

The Deputy PM made a fact-finding tour of the Nam Binh Duong waste treatment complex and the waste water treatment facility at Thu Dau Mot City.

The Nam Binh Duong complex was built on a 100ha site at a cost of more than 466 billion VND (22.2 million USD), 42.76 percent of which was funded by the Netherland’s ODA. It has a daily capacity of processing and recycling 1,000 tonnes of normal garbage and 150 tonnes of industrial waste.

Meanwhile, the Thu Dau Mot waste water plant was built with Japanese ODA. It has a treatment capacity of 17,650 cu.m. of waste water per day and night.-VNA