Hanoi welcomes Finnish firms’ investment in waste treatment hinh anh 1Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung (R) and Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi is willing to facilitate investment by Finnish enterprises in waste treatment projects in the capital city, stated Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung on October 3.

The leader made his pledge while working with a visiting business delegation from the northern European nation. He noted that the local authorities will introduce suitable locations and offer best possible conditions in terms of paperwork, transport connectivity, and land clearance for the quick and effective implementation of such projects.

According to Hung, Hanoi needs to handle about 8,000 tonnes of waste on a daily basis and the figure is forecast to rise in line with population growth and production development. He underlined a big challenge for the city at present which is the sorting of waste at discharge sources, adding that only industrial and medical waste has been sorted. The city has started to apply the waste-to-energy solution.

The official lauded technological solutions for waste treatment of Finnish firms, saying they are effective and suitable to Hanoi’s conditions, as the city has a big volume of organic waste that can be treated to produce biogas as fuel, while non-organic waste can be used to produce electricity.

Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam Kari Kahiluoto said Finland is willing to share its urban waste treatment experience with Hanoi.

Participating Finnish firms, meanwhile, took the occasion to offer their recommendations on waste treatment solutions best suited to Hanoi./.