Hanoi pursues the consistent policy of offering incentives for enterprises which apply advanced technologies in waste treatment in the capital, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vu Hong Khanh has said.

At a meeting relating to the implementation of waste and water treatment projects in the city on February 10, Khanh added that priorities will be given to experienced and prestigious enterprises which wish to invest in the projects.

According to Deputy Director of Hanoi’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Pham Quoc Khanh, the department is building a technical design for the construction of a water treatment plant in Van Canh commune, Hoai Duc district, which is expected to be approved in May.

It also asked the city to allocate a budget of 25 billion VND to ensure a project using state-of-the-art Japanese waste treatment technology will be put into operation this year.

In addition, Hanoi plans to set up concentrated waste water treatment systems in 16 industrial clusters during the 2014-2015 period.

Under the project, which has been recently approved by the Hanoi People’s Committee, the first seven systems are scheduled to run in 2014.

The city at present houses 47 industrial clusters, of which only seven have concentrated waste water treatment systems.-VNA