Medical Waste Treatment Station to be Installed

The Belgian government has provided VND 50 billion (around US$3.2 million ) in official development assistance (ODA) to Ho Chi Minh City's project on building a medical waste treatment station in the period 2006-2010.

Mr.Bui Trong Hieu ( Photo:U.Phuong)

Mr. Bui Trong Hieu, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Environment Company (URENCO), the project owner, said that the Belgian government had helped build a waste treatment station treating 7 ton of medical waste per day in Binh Hung Hoa before.

The station is operated automatically and remotely controlled by LCD screens.

When waste pits are full, an impermeable High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) lining to guard against hydrocarbon seepage into the underlying aquifer will cover them.

The station will be installed within 12 months when URENCO and BIC SYSTEM Company signed the contract.

Waste treatment station in binh Hung Hoa ( Photo: U.Phuong)

Total investment capital of the project is VND 95,293 billion, of which VND 50 billion (around US$3.2 million ) in official development assistance (ODA) is provided the Belgian government with the interest rate 0%, VND 30 billion from the city's budget, over VND15 billion from the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Environmental Company.

The waste treatment station will cover 3.2 hectares in the existing Dong Thanh commune, suburban Hoc Mon district. The station is expected to treat 21 ton of medical waste per day.

By Uyen Phuong

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