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Pollution control body asks civic bodies to set aside 25% of their budget for waste treatment

Date of Release: 
Jun 12 2014

To ensure that civic bodies in the state adhere to the 2015 deadline set by the Bombay High Court to set up functional solid waste treatment and processing facilities, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has written to all municipal corporations and councils, including the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), asking them to set aside 25 per cent of their budget for this purpose.

Less than a year for the deadline to lapse, only seven local bodies in the state have submitted an action plan for setting up a solid waste treatment and processing plant to the MPCB up to April.


HCM City to close part of multi-million dollar waste treatment plant

Date of Release: 
Jun 19 2014

The installation of waste treatment facilities for landfill No. 3 of Phuoc Hiep complex is nearly completed and the landfill has been operating for eight months, but the HCM City government still wants to close it to prevent pollution after local residents lodged many complaints about the landfill.

Locals said that after rains, the awful smell from the landfill covers an area within a radius of 2-3km. Not only air, the water resources also are seriously polluted, and all local canals have turned black.


Hanoi to build nine solid waste plants

Date of Release: 
May 6 2014

The total area of the 17 plants were estimated to be built over more than 580 hectares.

It is the aim of the city's plan to treat solid waste in moving towards fulfilling the vision toward 2050, recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

The new solid-waste treatment plants will be located in suburban areas, including Gia Lam District's Phu Dong Commune, Phu Xuyen District's Chau Can Commune, Thanh Oai District's Cao Duong Commune and My Duc District's My Thanh Commune.

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