Hau Giang struggles with waste disposal headache

The southern province of Hau Giang is battling with waste disposal as existing landfills are overloaded, while its waste treatment project implementation has remained at a standstill.

Hau Giang struggles with waste disposal headache

Hau Giang's dumping sites face overload

In 2013, Tan Long dumping site located at Phung Hiep District was closed following strong opposition from local residents against environmental problems it had brought about. This has pressured the province’s shortage of dumping grounds. 

According to Hau Giang Water Supply and Sewerage - Projects Urban Joint Stock Company, the province sees around 200 tonnes of rubbish dumped each day on average. The waste is transported to landfill sites at Kinh Cung in Phung Hiep District, Long My in Long My Town and Tan Tien in Vi Thanh City.

However, all of the three dumping groups have become overburdening.

In 2016, Hau Giang planned to shut down of Tan Tien landfill due to environmental concerns, but has remained open due to the lack of alternatives. The litter has piled up to 20 metres high there.

Long My dumping ground which has been expanded by 3,000 square metres is also in the same boat.

 

In 2016, local authorities agreed on Greenity Hau Giang Ltd. Co.’s waste to power plant project covering 23 hectares.

But, to date, the project has been around 15 months behind schedule.

Dang Xuan Truong, head of the project management board, said that the project has not yet been added into the national energy development planning, which has affected the pace.

At present, the project’s first phase is underway with the construction of a 5-hectare temporary landfill. In the next stages, the waste to power plant will be built.

Lao Dong/Dtinews

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnam successfully clones pigs for first time
Vietnam successfully clones pigs for first time
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  15/03/2021 

Vietnamese scientists have for the first time successfully cloned pigs using the somatic cells of ear tissue.

Nearly 60 million subscribers only use voice and message services nationwide
Nearly 60 million subscribers only use voice and message services nationwide
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  15/03/2021 

Nearly 60 million mobile phone subscribers in Vietnam are using only voice and message services reported the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) under the Ministry of Information and Communications.

Institutional revolution driving digital transformation in Vietnam
Institutional revolution driving digital transformation in Vietnam
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  15/03/2021 

Vietnam is one of the pioneering countries in building a national digital transformation programme, with the three main pillars of digital government, digital economy, and digital society.

Polluted Dong Nai River basin needs co-ordinated clean-up
Polluted Dong Nai River basin needs co-ordinated clean-up
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  14/03/2021 

Concerted efforts are needed by Ho Chi Minh City and the 10 provinces in the Dong Nai River basin to improve management of water resources and protect the environment, experts have said.

More solutions needed to revive rivers: Expert
More solutions needed to revive rivers: Expert
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  13/03/2021 

Dao Trong Tu, head co-ordinator of the Vietnam River Network (VRN), speaks about finding solutions to revive rivers

Vietnamese YouTubers in tumult about Google’s notice about 30% withholding tax
Vietnamese YouTubers in tumult about Google’s notice about 30% withholding tax
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  13/03/2021 

Vietnamese YouTube content creators are unhappy about an announcement from Google about a deduction of up to 30 percent from their earnings from the platform.

Well-known YouTuber criticized for posting superstitious clips
Well-known YouTuber criticized for posting superstitious clips
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  13/03/2021 

Tho Nguyen, a YouTuber famous for content for kids, with more than 8.7 million followers, has been criticized by the online community for two video clips with superstitious content.

Mobile Money paves the way for sandbox mechanism: minister
Mobile Money paves the way for sandbox mechanism: minister
FEATUREicon  13/03/2021 

Mobile Money on a trial basis will create a precedent for applying the sandbox mechanism to other services and new professions to appear in digital society.

Cybersecurity in Vietnam sees positive changes in 2020
Cybersecurity in Vietnam sees positive changes in 2020
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  14/03/2021 

Vietnam saw significant improvements in its cybersecurity landscape in 2020 despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Polluted Dong Nai River basin needs co-ordinated clean-up by cities, provinces: experts
Polluted Dong Nai River basin needs co-ordinated clean-up by cities, provinces: experts
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  12/03/2021 

Concerted efforts are needed by HCM City and the 10 provinces in the Dong Nai River basin to improve management of water resources and protect the environment, experts have said.

HCM City continues to grow start-up eco-system
HCM City continues to grow start-up eco-system
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  12/03/2021 

The HCM City People's Committee has approved a programme to support an innovative start-up eco-system over the next five years.

Japan supports Vietnam in building legal regulations on waste management
Japan supports Vietnam in building legal regulations on waste management
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  11/03/2021 

Cooperation in waste management and the building of emission-free circular economy was highlighted at the third meeting of the Joint Committee of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and Japan’s Ministry of the Environment.

Young professor admits mistakes in published research work
Young professor admits mistakes in published research work
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  12/03/2021 

Facing scandal for the first time in his life, Prof Phan Thanh Son Nam, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the HCM City University of Technology, has said the incident has been a "bloody lesson" for him.

Content debate piques local interest
Content debate piques local interest
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  11/03/2021 

Following the ongoing showdown between Australian lawmakers and Google and Facebook, Vietnam aims to devise similar plans and force global tech titans to share some of the profits they make for using and sharing local press articles.

Online education: golden land for venture investors
Online education: golden land for venture investors
FEATUREicon  11/03/2021 

Like many other countries in the region, Vietnam is seen as an attractive market for online education startups.

Traffickers in tigers pays heavy price for illegal activities
Traffickers in tigers pays heavy price for illegal activities
FEATUREicon  11/03/2021 

Despite ironclad moves taken by appropriate agencies, the trafficking and illegal transport of tigers to make tiger bone glue remains a burning issue in Vietnam.

Consistency in legal documents needed to develop science and technology: expert
Consistency in legal documents needed to develop science and technology: expert
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  10/03/2021 

With great potential amid the ever-growing importance of science and technology, Vietnam has promoted investment in this field by offering tax incentives and resources.

Covid-19 and digital transformation
Covid-19 and digital transformation
FEATUREicon  09/03/2021 

Digital transformation is keeping life going but in a ‘new normal’ state.

Vietnamese doctor develops new surgical method
Vietnamese doctor develops new surgical method
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  09/03/2021 

After two weeks of research, Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Sinh Hien has successfully developed a new technique for aortic valve repair and replacement.

iPhone 12 users in Vietnam can now use 5G services
iPhone 12 users in Vietnam can now use 5G services
SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENTicon  09/03/2021 

iPhone 12 users now can experience the features that 5G can offer.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN