JICA-funded waste-to-power project benefits Can Tho hinh anh 1A corner of the waste-to-power plant in Can Tho (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – Speaking at the Can Tho meeting, JICA Senior Representative in Vietnam Murooka Naomichi said the Data Collection Survey funded by the Japanese Government aims to investigate a better system for reducing, reusing and recycling and encourage people to classify wastes at home which enhances the effectiveness of the Waste to Energy Plant that Can Tho already operates .

Classification wastes at home and using waste-to-power technology will help not only treat wastes but also generate electricity, Murooka said, noting that Japan has successfully realised the initiative.

As planned, in the first quarter of 2020, experts from  JICA will conduct a survey of habits and waste classification of local households, as well as the capacity of solid waste collection and management of the municipal authorities, thus mapping out an appropriate roadmap for piloting waste classification models at source in Ninh Kieu, Cai Rang, Binh Thuy wards and Thoi Lai

Murooka also stressed the need to raise public awareness of waste classification at source, and to improve the management capacity of local environmental staffs.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung thanked the JICA for its support for Can Tho in treating waste, saving energy and protecting the environment. He pledged that the municipal authorities will do their best to facilitate JICA’s survey.

The 3R project is considered as one of the most important goals of the city, he noted, adding that through the project,  Can Tho  hopes to receive more supports from the JICA./.