Title: Status and strategies on solid waste management in Ho Chi Minh City

Authors: Nguyen Phuoc Dan, Nguyen Trung Viet

Addresses: Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, 268 Ly Thuong Kiet, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ' Department of Environmental Technology and Bio-Technology, Van Lang University, 45 Nguyen Khac Nhu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Abstract: As a result of rapid industrialisation and uncontrolled urbanisation, solid waste generation rate has increased significantly in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). At present, about 6000 tons of solid waste is generated daily from activities in HCMC. Meanwhile, solid waste management and disposal facilities have not reached to extent to satisfy the need. Solid waste is not sorted at the sources. Some critical issues arise from these landfills such as emission of bad odour, land sliding, land subsidence and pollution of receiving waters. Therefore, at the initial stage, a master plan should be focused on an effective waste management planning.

Keywords: waste generation; solid waste management; waste collection; waste disposal; landfills; Vietnam; waste management planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2009.027405

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2009 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.412 - 421

Published online: 22 Jul 2009 *

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