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Long An (VNA) – An environmentally-friendly waste treatment park will be developed in Tan Lap commune, Thu Thua district, southern Long An province.

A principal contract for the work was signed on April 19 in the locality between the Long An People’s Committee and the Vietnam Waste Solution, Inc. (VWS).

The park will cover about 1,760 hectares and is capable of treating 40,000 tonnes of waste a day when operating in 2020.

The project will be carried out in three phases, with the first spanning from 2015 to 2020 with an investment of 500 million USD and focusing on treating solid waste collected from Ho Chi Minh City and Long An province, and then the key southern economic zones and their vicinities after 2020.

From 2020-2025, the project will continue to build and develop waste treatment and recycling areas as well environmental technology research and training.

After 2025, the company will complete the construction of waste treatment and residential areas for workers and experts.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Nguyen Van Duoc, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that the construction of the park is essential and important to ensure a green living environment for locals.-VNA