HCM City re­ceives eco-friendly waste treat­ment trucks

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HCM CITY — Vieät Nam Waste So­lu­tions (VWS) on Thurs­day gifted two eco-friendly garbage trucks each to HCM City and Long An and Kieân Giang provinces.

The trucks, the first spe­cialuse units of their kind in Vieät Nam and with ad­van­tages over other ve­hi­cles cur­rently in use, were de­signed on the com­pany’s or­ders.

Each can carry 10 tonnes of garbage and is equipped with a waste com­pres­sion com­part­ment. They also have a sewage leachate con­tainer to prevent ef­flu­ents from run­ning onto the street.

They have an au­to­matic at­om­izser to de­odorise un­pleas­ant smells and give off a fra­grant smell when­ever they stop, thus not caus­ing dis­com­fort to peo­ple in other ve­hi­cles.

The eco-friendly trucks are pow­ered by com­pressed nat­u­ral gas that helps re­duce harm­ful emis­sions, and have a sys­tem of Ña Phöôùc in­te­grated waste­treat­ment fa­cil­ity in HCM City’s Bình Chaùnh District, said his com­pany im­ported just six trucks for tri­alling due to the high price.

It hopes to im­port a larger num­ber in the years to come, es­pe­cially when the de­mand for the ve­hi­cle in­creases, bring­ing down the price.

Or else it could tie up with lo­cal part­ners to set up a plant and ob­tain the tech­nol­ogy from the US to man­u­fac­ture the ve­hi­cles in the coun­try so that the price would be more rea­son­able, he said.

The US con­sul in HCM City, Mary Tarnowka, in her con­grat­u­la­tory re­marks at the event, said Vieät Nam Waste So­lu­tions’ in­vest­ment not only pro­vides an im­por­tant mu­nic­i­pal ser­vice but also in­cor­po­rates tens of mil­lions of dol­lars in US equip­ment ex­ports and US tech­nolo­gies for treat­ing con­tam­i­nated liq­uids, re­cy­cling waste and con­vert­ing waste to en­ergy.

She quoted US am­bas­sador to Vieät Nam, Danie Kriten­brink, as say­ing “the US is in­vested in Vieät Nam’s suc­cess.”

Since the US-Vieät Nam Bi­lat­eral Trade Agree­ment took ef­fect in 2001, their trade had grown by over 3,000 per cent, she said.

“There are great rea­sons for Vieät Nam to put its trust in Amer­i­can busi­nesses. US com­pa­nies of­fer some of the best, most-cut­ting edge tech­nolo­gies and are re­spon­si­ble and re­li­able in­vestors… And part­ner­ing with US in­vestors sup­ports growth that is sus­tain­able and re­spon­si­ble.”

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