The Hanoitimes - Several Finnish businesses have expressed their desire to work with Vietnam Waste Solutions Co., Ltd. (VWS) in converting waste into renewable energy during their recent trip to VWS’s Ho Chi Minh City-based Da Phuoc waste treatment complex.
Petri Peltonen, Finnish Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Employment, said he believes that collaboration will help produce more solutions to treat waste and create renewable energy, meeting sustainable development requirements.
He noted that as a big and populous city, HCM City needs more cutting-edge technologies to facilitate waste treatment and renewable energy creation. The Finnish firms were interested in advanced technologies used in the complex, which handles up to 5,000 tonnes of waste a day.
Representatives of the Finnish businesses
Kevin Moore, VWS Managing Director, said the company plans to treat unsorted waste that contains impurities in order to collect organic waste. This waste will be processed at an incineration plant with an output of 1,000-1,500 tonnes per day. Only the leftover after incineration (about 5 percent of the mixed waste) will be buried in landfills.
VWS will build transfer stations that link the Da Phuoc waste treatment complex in the city with the Green Technology Park, also invested by the company in the southern province of Long An, using barges that form a closed system. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.
Ho Chi Minh City-based Da Phuoc waste treatment complex
Recently, 42 experts from the Korea Association of Waste to Energy Technology (KAWET) also visited the Da Phuoc waste treatment complex. Yongseung Yun, KAWET President, said the visit will serve as a basis for them to study, evaluate and plan for investment in the environmental sector in Vietnam, especially in waste treatment.