(PLO)- The Department of Natural Resources and Environment assessed that the rate of domestic waste treatment by incineration and recycling technology is likely not to reach 80% by the end of 2025 according to the target set by the city.
Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has just reported on the implementation progress of investment projects to build waste treatment plants with modern technology, with energy recovery (burning waste to generate electricity).
Many units have legal problems
Ho Chi Minh City has oriented to change domestic waste treatment technology from landfill to incineration to generate electricity. Therefore, since 2019 there have been three projects of waste incineration plants to generate electricity at the Northwest Solid Waste Treatment Complex, Cu Chi District, which were started and are expected to be put into operation by the end of 2020 and early 2021. However, to date these projects have not been implemented.
According to the report of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, there are currently five units that have signed contracts to provide domestic waste treatment services with the city. Through the working process, the Department has proposed to investors to implement the project of converting domestic waste treatment technology towards applying waste burning technology to generate electricity from 2017-2018.
However, so far, only two projects of converting waste treatment technology of Vietstar Joint Stock Company and Tam Sinh Nghia Investment and Development Joint Stock Company have been granted investment policy decisions.
According to the report, the companies are currently completing the procedures to implement the project. Specifically, Vietstar Joint Stock Company is adding documents to carry out procedures for approval of detailed construction planning projects at the scale of 1/500 of Vietstar solid waste treatment integrated factories.
Tam Sinh Nghia Investment – Development Joint Stock Company is also working with Electricity Construction Consulting Joint Stock Company 1 (consulting unit) to continue to perform the contract to make a report on connection to the power system, Feasibility study report and technical design documents of the project.
Accordingly, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment has requested the two companies to complete the feasibility study report and technical design report and submit the application for appraisal to the Ministry of Construction within 90 days. At the same time, report to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in case of any difficulties or problems.
For other units, they are also carrying out relevant procedures to apply for investment policies.
Please extend the time to convert waste treatment technology
Ho Chi Minh City has set a target that by 2025, the rate of domestic waste treatment by incineration technology to generate electricity and recycle will reach at least 80%, aiming to reach 100% by 2030.
However, with the progress of implementing waste treatment projects by waste burning technology to generate electricity, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment assessed that only the technology conversion project of Vietstar Joint Stock Company and Investment – Development Joint Stock Company Tam Sinh can be completed by the end of 2025 in case the two companies try to complete all legal procedures for the project in 2023 and deploy to build factories and install equipment in a short time. from 18 to 24 months.
For the projects of converting waste treatment technology of the remaining treatment units, investment procedures are currently being carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Investment Law. Therefore, the process of carrying out legal procedures for the project of converting waste treatment technology of these units will not be completed in time in 2023 and even take a long time due to a number of difficulties and obstacles arising in the process. project legal procedures.
From the existing difficulties, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment assessed that the rate of domestic waste treatment by incineration and recycling technology is likely not to reach 80% by the end of 2025 according to the target set by the city.
Therefore, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment considers it necessary to extend the implementation time of the technology conversion project of waste treatment units due to difficulties and obstacles in the process of implementing project legal procedures, including including waiting time for power planning VIII to be approved.
Specifically, the time to apply for an extension is two more years, which means that by 2027, the city will complete the target set by the city.
Many projects of burning waste to generate electricity are ‘stagnant’
(PLO)- There are still many waste incineration projects that are still carrying out investment procedures, many of which have been delayed or delayed for various reasons.