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Saigon Breaks Ground on First Recycling Plant for Industrial Waste

The plant will be built on a 17-hectare plot in the Da Phuoc Solid Waste Treatment Complex in Binh Chanh District.

Construction of the project began on December 12, VnExpress reports. When finished, the plant will have the capacity to process 500 tons of solid industrial and hazardous waste every day. The plant will also have a program to acquire vehicles that have gone past the national expiry date.

The facility will be Saigon's first-ever large-scale and centralized recycling plant dealing with hazardous solid waste collected from factories in both industrial and non-industrial areas, laboratories, health facilities and animal farms. The city currently has 12 facilities licensed to treat these types of waste, but their scale and capacity are small.

The investor of the project is Moc An Chau Construction Corporation. According to Pham Duy Tan, the chairman of Moc An Chau, the waste in the new plant will be processed using incineration and other technologies that allow the company to treat liquid, plastic and electronic waste, and destroy expired vehicles and recycle metal. About 70% to 90% of this waste will be turned into raw materials.

The corporation guarantees that the plant will go into operation in September 2021. Nguyen Thanh Phong, director of the HCMC People’s Committee, shares that the city has about 4,000 tons of solid industrial waste, 45 of which is related to health facilities, hence the urgent need to have a centralized, large treatment facility.

[Photo by Quynh Tran via VnExpress]

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