Deputy PM Hai works to protect environment in Binh Duong

Friday, 2014-07-04 21:48:05
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Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai inspecting the Nam Binh Duong waste treatment complex (Photo: VGP)
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Nhan Dan/VNA - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai inspected environmental protections in the southern industrial hub of Binh Duong on July 4.

At a working session with provincial officials, the Deputy PM hailed the province for its good work in the field, particularly the collection and treatment of waste.

He voiced approval for Binh Duong’s plan to call for investment from private enterprises in waste treatment, adding that the Government would create favourable and preferential conditions to facilitate this plan.

Deputy PM Hai also said the government would consider the province’s proposal on allowing the use of official development assistance (ODA) capital for the follow-up phases of waste treatment projects in the locality, as well as for preferential tax policies for enterprises that invest in waste treatment.

The Deputy PM made a fact-finding tour of the Nam Binh Duong waste treatment complex and the waste-water treatment facility in Thu Dau Mot City.

The Nam Binh Duong complex was built on a 100 ha site at a cost of more than VND 466 billion (US$22.2 million), more than 40% of which was funded by Dutch ODA.

It has a daily capacity of processing and recycling 1,000 tonnes of normal garbage and 150 tonnes of industrial waste.

Meanwhile, the Thu Dau Mot waste-water plant was built with Japanese ODA. It has a treatment capacity of 17,650 cubic metres of waste-water per day.