Hanoi and Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture will exchange experiences, research and apply the technology for rare-earth waste dumps in Fukuoka to small and medium-sized landfills in Hanoi city.
Hanoi always values cooperation in environmental protection with Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment Le Tuan Dinh said at a meeting with a deputy director of the Fukuoka Environment Department in Hanoi on April 4.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed cooperation on improving environmental quality and responding to climate change, with the priority given to better air quality and minimize plastic waste.
Before the meeting, the Hanoi People’s Committee and Fukuoka prefecture’s authority on October 11, 2010 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which promoted cooperation in environmental technology and technical staff training, Vietnamplus reported.
Under the MoU, Hanoi and Fukuoka prefecture will work together in the fields of developing institutions and policies for the management of environmental protection, surface water quality (rivers, lakes, ponds, ditches) and river basin.
Hanoi and Fukuoka will also enhance cooperation in waste water treatment and gas emission reduction; classification, recycling and disposal of hazardous, industrial and domestic garbage; clean energy and alternative energy; biodiversity and climate change; among others.
Especially, the two sides will exchange experiences, research and apply the technology for rare-earth waste dumps in Fukuoka to small and medium-sized landfills in Hanoi city.
On June 8, 2015, authorities of Hanoi and Fukuoka prefecture inaugurated a waste treatment facility based on Fukuoka’s aerobic burial technology at Xuan Son Waste Treatment Zone in Son Tay town of Hanoi.
The project, kicked off on June 7, 2014, covered area of more than three hectares. It had an initial capacity to handle landfill of 100 tons of waste per day, projected to increase to 240 tons per day, with a total investment of VND47 billion (US$2.02 million).
At the reception for Fukuoka prefecture’s delegation on January 29, 2018, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that the city’s government has cooperated closely with the Japanese embassy to actively support Fukuoka’s projects in particular and Japan’s projects in general in Hanoi.
The two sides have implemented many joint projects in the fields of environment, economy, society and culture, bringing advanced Japanese technologies to improve people’s living standards in the capital.