The waste-to-energy factory in Thoi Lai district of Can Tho is able to burn 400 tonnes of solid waste to produce some 150,000 kWh of power each day (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – A waste-to-energy factory was inaugurated in Thoi Lai district of Can Tho on December 8, expected to help address the solid waste pollution facing the Mekong Delta city recently.

The plant, which has investment of 1.05 trillion VND (47 million USD), covers 5.3ha of land in Truong Xuan commune.

It applies waste-to-energy technology that enables it to burn 400 tonnes of solid waste to produce some 150,000 kWh of power each day, equivalent to 60 million kWh per year.

The factory began trial operations on October 15, and its treatment capacity can reach 500 tonnes of waste per day, according to the Can Tho EB Environmental Energy Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the investor – China Everbright International Ltd.

Vice Chairman of the Can Tho municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung said the plant is the first of its kind that has applied advanced technology to treat solid waste and create a new environmentally friendly source of energy.

The project will also help the city access efficient waste treatment technologies to reduce pollution and improve the living environment, thus helping to ensure sustainable development.

The official also expressed his hope that the plant will prove effective and become a suitable model to be expanded to other localities. –VNA