Hanoi needs about 11 trillion VND ( 522.3 million USD) to implement a solid waste treatment plan to 2030 and with a vision towards 2050, which was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

The figure includes 3.5 trillion VND (164 million USD) from now to 2020.

The project is expected to help the capital reduce environmental pollution, protect public health, and contribute to the sustainable development of urban areas and industrial zones.

More than 16,000 tonnes of solid waste, discharged from households, industrial parks, construction sites, and hospitals, need to be treated daily in the city by 2030.

Seventeen solid waste treatment facilities have therefore been zoned off, including the eight existing ones. The total area for these plants till 2030 will be 422 hectares.

Energy-saving and environmentally-friendly technology will be preferred to treat the waste.

To carry out the project efficiently, the capital will adopt policies and enhance communication campaigns to raise public awareness of environmental protection and classification of solid waste right at home.-VNA