[enviro-vlc] Treatment of 77% of Urban Solid Waste in Vietnam Fails to Meet Standards
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Subject: [vnnews-l] ENV: Treatment of 77% of Urban Solid Waste in Vietnam Fails
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Vietnam News Briefs: Health & Environment: Treatment of 77% of Urban
Solid Waste in Vietnam Fails to Meet Standards
Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) - Friday, February 6, 2009
from the VIETNAM NEWS BRIEFS, February 06, 2009 Treatment of up to 77% of
solid waste in Vietnam's urban areas has failed to meet environment
sanitation standards, the An Ninh Thu Do newspaper Feb 5 said, citing
Ministry of Construction.
The rate will be cut down in the coming years as solid waste treatment
facilities are completed, the ministry expected.
Statistics from the ministry showed that the average rate of solid waste
collection from urban centers across Vietnam reaches 80% and only 17
dumpsites out of 91 in Vietnam are meeting the hygienic standards.
Every year, 12.8 million tons of domestic solid waste, including 6.9
million tons from urban areas, is discharged, and the figure will be
nearly 22 million tons by 2020, the ministry noted.
Most of solid waste is dumped from urban areas due to rapid urbanization.
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are the worse-affected by environment pollution
with a combined amount of six million tons a year. (Capital Security Feb 6
p12, Vietpan) Copyright 2009 Vietnam News Briefs
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