Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has suggested that Hanoi research technology to produce electricity from waste treatment.

The Deputy PM proposed the idea during a working session with Hanoi authorities focusing on waste collection and treatment in the capital city on February 13.

He said the city should invest more in improving infrastructure for dumping grounds and seeking investments from different economic sectors in waste treatment.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vu Hong Khanh reported that around 5,400 tonnes of waste are discharged each day in Hanoi. Most of the waste is collected and treated using several methods such as burying and burning.

He stressed the importance of the Nam Son waste treatment complex in Soc Son District, which began operation in 1999, adding that the city is investing in expanding the facility. In particular, a system treating industrial waste to produce electricity is slated to be put into operation at the complex in the third quarter of 2016, which is built with aid from the Japanese Government.

On the occasion, Deputy PM Hai presented gifts to three poor households in Soc Son and workers of the Nam Son waste treatment complex.-VNA