Hanoi inaugurated a pilot solid waste treatment facility using environmentally-friendly technology from the Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka in the Xuan Son waste treatment zone, Son Tay town on June 8.

The facility was constructed since June 2013 in conjunction with the anniversaries celebrating 40 years of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties and five years of Hanoi- Fukuoka cooperation establishment.

According to Nguyen Trong Dong, Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the project worth almost 47 billion VND (2.19 million USD) includes a landfill covering around 3 hectares with a designed treatment capacity of nearly 100 tonnes per day.

The facility receives and treats solid waste from the capital’s western part including Son Tay, Ba Vi, Phuc Tho, Thach That, and Dan Phuong suburban districts.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Fukuoka Governor Ogawa Hiroshi said Fukuoka experiences in tackling pollution, and the prefecture is willing to further support Hanoi in addressing its environmental issues in various fields.

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao noted that the project reflects enhanced collaboration and friendship between Hanoi and Fukuoka.

He appointed the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment to work closely with the Japanese sides in operating the facility and reviewing its outcome.-VNA