Officials of the Long An southern province and Ho Chi Minh City on August 23 surveyed the implementation of Tan Thanh industrial sewage treatment complex project.

Invested by the Vietnam Waste Solutions company, the 700 million USD complex in Thu Thua, Long An province will be equipped with the latest technologies from the US to treat solid waste collected from Ho Chi Minh City and Long An.

Once finished, it will become a large-scale complex in the Southeast Asian region.

Nguyen Van Phuoc, Deputy Director of HCM City’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment said that once operational by the end of 2012 or early 2013, the complex can process 10,000 to 15,000 tonnes of household solid and industrial solid waste per day, and up to 30,000 tonnes at peak time.

Darryl Petker, director of the Tan Thanh project said that the complex will include solid and industrial waste recycling areas, a compost fertiliser production area and a wastewater treatment area./.