Hau Giang facilitates development of circular economy hinh anh 1At the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hau Giang (VNA) - Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang held a working session via Skype on September 10 with the THD Vietnam Project Development JSC and Dutch businesses regarding a local circular economy project covering high-tech organic farming and processing and renewable energy.

The project consists of the AGINE complex for cow farming, rice and rice husk processing, and renewable energy, in Chau Thanh A district’s Nhon Nghia A commune, and the GREENDEVI complex with milch cow farming, feed processing and renewable energy facilities, in Phung Hiep district’s Tan Phuoc Hung commune.

Costing about 210 million USD, the AGINE complex spans 30 ha, while GREENDEVI will cost 420 million USD and covers an area of 63.5 ha. 

Highlighting the suitability of the circular economy model with the province’s conditions, Truong Canh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said authorities will soon issue a policy on helping THD Vietnam and other partners make their first steps related to the project.

He asked THD Vietnam to research and develop the project so as to ensure environmental protection, and not create issues for local people.

Mai Huy Tan from THD Vietnam said the project will make use of 7,500 tonnes of local agricultural waste and create at least 1.2 MWh of electricity along with phosphate and nitrate for farming. It also does not generate carbon dioxide, he added.

Pieter Van Der Hoop, an energy expert with the Dutch-based KPP Energy and Waste Solutions - a partner of THD Vietnam - said that Vietnam, with its vast arable land, can take advantage of biomass energy but needs to link energy sources together.

His company wants to transfer relevant technologies to Vietnam, he said, and is willing to help it develop agro-energy technologies./.