Waste treatment plant built in Ben Tre hinh anh 1Groundbreaking ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Ben Tre (VNA)Construction of a waste treatment plant using bio-technology was started in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on January 21.

Built on a 5-ha area in Huu Dinh Commune, Chau Thanh District at a cost of 200 billion VND (8.8 million USD), the plant will be capable of processing 200 tonnes of waste a day to turn out bio-fertilizer.

The plant is scheduled to be completed in 18 months.

This will be the first modern waste treatment facility in Ben Tre province. Most wastes discharged in Ben Tre city and surrounding areas are dumped in a 6-hectare landfill in the city’s Phu Hung Commune. The landfill has become seriously overloaded, causing environmental pollution.-VNA