03.08.2021, 16:52

HCMC collects 78 tons of Covid-related waste each day

HCMC collects 78 tons of Covid-related waste each day

Environmental sanitation workers collect Covid-19-related waste. Some 1,500 tons of Covid-19-related waste was discharged in HCMC between July 9 and 29, equivalent to 78 tons each day - PHOTO: TNO

HCMC - Some 1,500 tons of Covid-19-related waste was discharged in HCMC between July 9 and 28, equivalent to some 78 tons each day, according to statistics from the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

The city has assigned four waste treatment firms to collect the waste from 280 quarantine facilities and field hospitals, using 95 garbage trucks. As many as 417 employees have been joining the medical waste treatment operations each day.

The Covid-related waste is collected each day and taken to the area for hazardous waste for incineration, the local media reported.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment had earlier given the green light to the municipal department’s proposal to add three firms to the list of units in charge of treating Covid-related waste in the city.

The three firms are Moc An Chau Logistics Corporation, which has two industrial waste incinerators with a daily capacity of 1,000 kilograms each; Green Saigon Company with two waste incinerators and Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC, which has 14 solid waste incinerators.

The Moc An Chau Logistics Corporation and Green Saigon Company have started to collect and treat Covid-related waste in the city, with a daily capacity of some 10 tons each, joining hands with the HCMC Urban Environment Co. and the Vietnam Australia Environment JSC in medical waste treatment operations.

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