Work began on the construction of a household solid waste treatment facility on Ly Son island district, central Quang Ngai province on November 26.

Once becoming operational in the third quarter of 2014, it will be the first ever to operate on an island district in the country.

The facility, located on 2,000 square metres in Rung Go area, which lies between An Vinh and An Hai communes, will be capable of treating 15 tonnes of household solid waste a day for Ly Son and other islands nearby.

Invested by the General Environment Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the over 27 billion VND facility is expected to join in efforts to protect the marine environment in the area.-VNA