Garbage is collected at the waste treatment plant on Ly Son island. (Source: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – An upgraded waste treatment plant was put into operation in Ly Son island district, the central province of Quang Ngai on April 23.

The plant uses a modern incinerator with a capacity of 20-25 tonnes of waste per day, tenfold higher than the old equipment, significantly contributing to ease environmental pollution caused by daily waste on the island.

It was built in 2013 but failed to deal with the increasing amount of garbage, so the island authorities decided to allow private businesses to invest in renovating its technology.

Ly Son has an area of 10 sq.km and a population of around 20,000 people who discharge 10 tonnes of waste each day.

The plant will help the island create a green and clean environment to lure tourists.-VNA