At a meeting yesterday in preparation for the foundation of the HCMC Waste Recycling Association, the participating firms said a recycling industrial park would help tackle environmental pollution and provide them with a wider space to invest in technology and thoroughly treat wastewater from recycling activities.
Truong Dong Tam, director of Yellow Star Co. Ltd., a recycling company in District 7, said waste recycling enterprises have been waiting for the establishment of a recycling industrial park. The city-based recyclers are willing to join in infrastructure development provided that the municipal authority takes charge of site clearance.
Huynh Phu Nam, director of the HCMC Waste Recycling Fund, informed there are now 270 recycling enterprises in the city, with 3,000 tons of waste recycled every day.
However, most of the recycling facilities are located in residential areas lacking waste water treatment systems and causing environmental pollution because the recycling technology is not up-to-date.
Nam said his agency will submit a document to HCMC's government next week, seeking approval for the establishment of the HCMC Waste Recycling Association, including a petition for a recycling industrial park.
Source: The Saigon Times Daily