City breaks ground for new landfill site in Cu Chi District

The Ho Chi Minh City Environment Company on December 21 broke ground for construction of a third waste landfill site at Phuoc Hiep Solid Waste Treatment Complex in Cu Chi District, on the outskirts of the City.

A new landfill site is to be built at Phuoc Hiep Solid Waste Treatment Complex in Cu Chi District, on the outskirts of the City (Photo: SGGP)

This landfill site will be ready to receive household waste from the City by 2013, after the second landfill site stops operations.

The new 15 hectare landfill site will handle 6.5 million tons of waste for the next nine years with capacity to take in 2,000-2,500 tons of waste each day.

The site will be built with advanced technology from South Korea that will prevent pollution of the environment in surrounding areas.

The total cost of the project is estimated at VND1 trillion (US$48 million). The landfill site is expected to be fully operational by December 2013.

By A. Van – Translated by Hai Mien

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