Hanoi began operating an incinerator, capable of burning 48 tonnes of industrial waste a day, in Nam Son waste treatment complex in Soc Son outlying district on January 14.

As the most modern industrial waste incinerator in the northern region, the 36 billion VND (170,000 USD) facility uses environmentally-friendly technology to avoid polluting the environment.

Hanoi has currently to handle up to 448 tonnes of industrial wastes a day but is capable of treating haft of the amount.

The city has approved a sum of over 107 trillion VND (5.1 billion USD) on collecting, classifying and properly treating solid waste in a bid to reduce environmental pollution and make the capital city greener by 2030.

Under the new plan, domestic solid waste in the city will be collected and recycled down to organic fertilizer, or burnt and dumped at landfills in three suburban zones. Waste will be treated in 17 areas spread across the city.

The city will also build 29 dumping sites for construction and mud waste.

There are three solid waste incinerators in the city with a capacity of destroying 120-200 kilos per hour.-VNA