Hanoi’s Department of Architecture Planning on March 6 announced a detail plan for the construction of a concentrated waste treatment zone, which is part of efforts to concretise the Hanoi Construction Master Plan to 2030 with a vision to 2050 approved by the Prime Minister.

Accordingly, the project will cover an area of 21.066 hectares in Dong Ke and Tran Phu communes, Chuong My district. It will be divided into two key divisions including the waste treatment area and the post-treatment zone.

The treatment facility, supported by modern equipment and advanced technologies, is set to meet international standards. It will be located near main internal roads of the zone to make waste collection and transport easier.

An array of items such as management housing, office, greenery area, park, and repair and mechanical shops, showrooms will also be constructed in these areas.

The construction of the zone is expected to meet increasing demand of rubbish dumping and treatment in the city’s western area, especially the Xuan Mai urban area and hi-tech zones.

According to Deputy Director of Hanoi’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Pham Van Khanh, the department has outlined a plan for managing solid waste in the city from now to 2030, with a vision to 2050, which was agreed by the municipal authorities and is awaiting the Government’s approval.

Hanoi also 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