A Japanese firm producing organic waste treatment systems is seeking a cooperation opportunity to run a trial in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho.

During a working session with the Can Tho People’s Committee on March 19, company representative Makoto Tokuoka said the firm has successfully operated a cost-efficient organic waste treatment system in Hiroshima prefecture in Japan.

In Hiroshima, the system treats organic waste with available bacteria in the environment, Makoto said, adding that part of the treated waste can be used as safe organic agricultural fertiliser.

During the trial period, the firm will run a JICA-funded small-scale treatment system with an average daily capacity of 100 kilograms operated by a consultation team of Japanese experts.

It will work with the Can Tho University to determine an existing bacteria in Vietnamese wood to use in the system.

The company also plans to establish a production factory to provide for the Vietnamese market and the regional market in the long run.

Vice Chairman of the Committee Dao Anh Dung lauded the initiative, saying that the city will facilitate the project implementation.

Can Tho is also offering incentives for investors in advanced technology solid waste treatment in the locality in an effort to protect the environment.-VNA