Sweden will help An Giang become a “green” centre in the Mekong delta with a host of bio-energy solutions.

At a seminar on bio-energy and waste management hosted by An Giang on Feb. 24, Swedish specialists introduced a wide range of technologies for producing bio-energy from treated waste and turning organic waste into renewable energy.

Topping other provinces with a rice harvest of 3.4 million tonnes a year, An Giang, however, has dealt with the processing of over 3 million tonnes of straw and over 600,000 tonnes of rice husks each year.

In addition to that, An Giang has been tackling the huge amount of waste discharged from 21 aquatic processing plants and 1,200 tonnes of household rubbish a day.

Currently, the locality is yet to have any waste treatment plants capable of transforming waste into energy or producing other kind of fuels.
The exploitation of bio-energy plays an important role in society, energy security and sustainable economic development in An Giang and the Mekong delta.

The development of the bio-energy industry could diversify energy sources, help to save energy, reduce prices of products, ensure energy security and protect the environment in the area./.