Although the local authorities of many provinces and cities have upgraded their waste treatment technologies, dwellers near these sites still report severe impacts of the process on their daily activities.
To solve the remaining shortcomings in the collection, transportation, and treatment of waste for Ho Chi Minh City, many environmental experts said that it is necessary to improve the quality of the activities of the people-founded garbage collection force, improving the capacity of the official garbage collectors, converting technology from landfilling to incineration for power generation.
Climate change is becoming more and more severe, mainly due to excessive greenhouse gas emissions from socio-economic development activities; therefore, Ho Chi Minh City has urban planning for low-carbon sustainable development.
The investigation team of the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology and Environment yesterday had a working session with Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee about the management of waste collection and treatment. There were 8 proposals introduced by HCMC in order to tackle existing problems in in waste management in the city.
Statistics from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment reveal that each day, the city releases 9,500 tonnes of household waste. With such a huge amount of waste, there are inadequacies in collection and treatment, asking for urgent implementation of advanced technologies to improve the performance.
In the face of serious environmental pollution in many craft villages, in recent years, many localities have focused on building craft village industrial clusters to move production facilities out of residential areas. But in reality, the number of households willing to relocate is quite modest. Meanwhile, many craft village industrial clusters either become overgrown and abandoned fields of grass or turn into busy residential and service areas with rampant violations.
Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan on May 4 met with Alla Ayodhya Rami Reddy, a member of the upper house of India, who was leading a business delegation, including representatives of the Ramky Group, to the city to explore cooperation chances in waste treatment.
The program to classify household solid waste has been carried out widely in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for a long time, and has proved effective in improving land pollution in the city. Statistics from HCMC Institute for Development Studies reveal that in 2019, 87.4 percent of families here have done waste sorting, greatly contributing to protecting the environment and applying other similar campaigns in the near future.
In Ho Chi Minh City, the rate of urbanization along with increasing per capita income has been causing the density of house building and repairing in the area which release a large amount of construction waste while up to now, the city has not had a waste treatment plant to treat this type of waste.
Residents in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 have demanded city authorities should resolve the environmental problems caused by Da Phuoc solid waste treatment complex and the bad odour from its landfill.
Environmental pollution has been worrying in HCMC with waste treatment failing to meet requirements, exceeding permissible levels in many places, said chairwoman of the HCMC People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam on Sunday.