First Waste-to-Power Facility in Southeast Asia to Be Built in Hanoi

5:14:05 PM | 7/12/2012

The Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) signed a memorandum of understanding on implementation of the project “industrial waste-to-power treatment system in Nam Son waste treatment complex, Soc Son district, Hanoi.”
NEDO has worked with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Hanoi People’s Committee to study the project since early 2012. The study was funded by NEDO via the Green Aid Programme and implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The project, worth US$29.2 million with US$22.5 million funded by Japan, applies advanced waste treatment technology with a daily capacity of 75 tonnes. The energy recovered will be used to generate power, thus helping reduce greenhouse effects.
The project will be carried out by Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO) and Japanese Hitachi Zonsen. The facility is expected to be completed in 2014.
Do Ngoc