Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung has recently inspected the construction progress of some waste treatment plant projects in the city which is behind schedule.
According to a report issued after the inspection, investors have failed to fulfill their commitments made to the municipal government.
Part of the construction site of of the Nam Son waste treatment plant – phase 2. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
Mr. Nguyen The Hung asked the investor of the Nam Son waste treatment plant, Thien Y Environment Energy Joint Stock Company, to speed up the works and put the project into operation in January 2021. Once in service, the plant is expected to reduce waste pollution that affects locals' lives.
Another project, the Seraphin waste treatment plant, whose investor is the Seraphin Green Environment Technology Joint Stock Company, is a key project of the city. The project’s investment procedures have been completed, and the municipal People's Committee has supported investors to start the construction in the first quarter of 2021 and complete the project within 20 months.
On the waste to energy project in Xuan Son, Hanoi’s government requested the investor, a consortium of T&T Group and Hitachi Zosen Corporation, to deploy it in November 2020. If the investor fails to do it, the Hanoi People's Committee will terminate the investment contract.
Mr. Hung requested departments to check the legal compliance of the project of household waste gasification into electricity in Xuan Son and Chau Can waste treatment plant in Phu Xuyen district and report to the municipal People's Committee by December 15, 2020.
The Hanoi city government also requested Chuong My district People's Committee to study the optimum road alignment to Dong Ke waste-to-energy plant in the district to reduce its the impact on locals by November 20.
Over the past years, Hanoi’s authorities have planned locations in Ta Thanh Oai commune (Thanh Tri district); Nam Son and Bac Son (Soc Son district); Dong Ke (Chuong My district); Chau Can (Phu Xuyen district) to build waste-to-energy plants.
The waste-to-energy plants are supposed to contribute greatly to the city’s garbage treatment. The application of the technology can reduce the volume of waste buried in landfills which have become unsustainable due to the leakage of hazardous elements and leachate.