Work has started on an 80 billion VND (3.75 million USD) sewage treatment plant at the Da Mai waste treatment complex in Tan Cuong commune, northern Thai Nguyen province.

Constructed by Thai Nguyen Environment and Urban Works Joint Stock Company, the facility is scheduled to start operation in the fourth quarter this year.

The company’s Director Tang An Truong said an additional sewage treatment plant in the Da Mai complex is vital as other facilities here are running beyond their capacity.

The new plant is capable of treating 150 tonnes of waste per day which is expected to meet daily demand of the provincial capital of Thai Nguyen once it is fully operational.

It aims to not only increase the complex capacity but also save lands and protect the environment.

After classified, part of the waste will be burned under high temperature to ashes that are later used for making construction materials whilst the remaining non-recyclable one, only accounting for 10 percent of waste input, will be buried.

Thai Nguyen Environment and Urban Works Joint Stock Company collected and processed more than 117,000 cubic metres of the household waste last year, presenting 85 percent of local trash disposals.-VNA