Work on a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, worth US$215 million, began in the outlying district of Cu Chi on October 16 as the second of its kind in HCMC, allowing the city to address both the waste problem and the demand for energy simultaneously. HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong (C) and other officials join the groundbreaking ceremony of the city’s second waste-to-energy plant – PHOTO: VNA Tam Sinh Nghia Investment and Development JSC started construction on the eight-hectare Tam Sinh Nghia WTE plant at the Tay Bac solid waste treatment complex in Cu Chi. The plant, which is expected to be completed within a year and a half, will have a daily processing capacity of 2,000 tons of waste and generate 40 megawatts of electricity. In the second phase, the plant will treat an additional 3,000 tons of waste daily, covering a total area of 20 hectares. The company’s chairman and general director, Ngo Xuan Tiec, was cited by the Vietnam News Agency as saying that the … [Read more...] about HCM City builds second waste-to-energy plant worth $215mil.
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Illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City authorities have promised to take swift action to curb the worsening air pollution, including improving environmental monitoring capacity and establishing an early warning system for residents. Cao Tung Son, director of the HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s Centre for Environmental and Natural Resources Monitoring, said the city was calling for investment in 11 additional air-monitoring stations by 2030. The city also plans to speed up current projects to build nine automatic air-monitoring stations and one mobile station to enhance environmental monitoring capacity. It will enhance application of high-tech to manage the environmental monitoring network, especially the air environmental network. “The city will develop specialised software that will provide early warnings about air pollution to residents on a daily basis via the media or smartphones,” he … [Read more...] about HCM City to take swift action amid rising air pollution
Turtle Tower in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi has been shortlisted for the World’s Leading City Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA), providing an excellent opportunity for the Vietnamese capital to promote itself as a safe and friendly destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. The local tourism sector is calling for locals and tourists to vote for Hanoi at the WTA’s website http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote, which will end on October 20. Popular places in Hanoi include Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and Thang Long Imperial Citadel. According to the municipal Department of Tourism, the number of foreign visitors to Hanoi increased by approximately 19 percent between 2015 and 2018. They came from over 190 countries and territories in the world. In 2018, Hanoi welcomed 26.31 million visitors, a year-on-year increase of 10.4 percent. International … [Read more...] about Hanoi promotes itself as safe, friendly city
The outlook vision of Danang The events include the third Smart City Summit 2019 and the 12th Japan Information Technology Day 2019 (Japan ICT Day). According to Danang People's Committee, Smart City Summit is an annual international event held to promote co-operation, sharing the vision, strategy and experience of building smart cities throughout the country, offering solutions for the management, planning, and development of smart cities based on new technology platforms such as IoT, big data, AI, and SMAC. Smart City Summit 2019 is expected to draw the participation of 600 delegates, including about 200 international delegates, senior leaders of the government, ministries, and central branches of Vietnam, as well as leaders of major cities in Vietnam and the region, and leaders of leading enterprises, technology corporations of Vietnam and the world. The conference will have four thematic seminars: Managing smart cities based on data analysis; Digital authorities and finance … [Read more...] about Danang to host Smart City Summit 2019
A corner of HCM City (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - In efforts to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution, cities and provinces in Vietnam are pushing smart city programmes, combining technology with internet-connected devices to enhance municipal management and economy. Smart cities, with new technologies and integration based on sensor collection and analysis of data, are expected to drive economic, environmental and social benefits in many cities and provinces in Vietnam – optimising traffic flows in real time, reducing energy consumption and automating waste management. However, despite the countless benefits of smart city projects, major cities including Hanoi and HCM City, which are pioneering in this field, are facing difficulties and challenges when it comes to deployment due to city-specific requirements and needs of new policies and regulations from the Government and relevant sectors. Speaking at the Industry 4.0 summit held in Hanoi last week, Vice … [Read more...] about Smart city challenges Gov’t, localities