The Japanese company Hitachi Zosen and the Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO) signed in Hanoi on August 14 a deal to put into action a pilot project to treat industrial waste at the Nam Son waste treatment complex in Soc Son district.

Witnessing the signing ceremony were Japanese Minister for the Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Bui Cach Tuyen, along with representatives from the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) and the Hanoi People’s Committee.

NEDO, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Hanoi People’s Committee first began to research the project in 2010.

The project, costing 29.2 million USD with 22.5 million USD funded by Japan , will use advanced technologies to treat hazardous industrial waste.

It is scheduled to go into operation in 2014 with the capacity to treat 75 tonnes of waste daily and the subsequent energy produced will be harnessed to generate power.

This model will then be rolled out across numerous cities and provinces nationwide.-VNA