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Large-scale solid waste treatment plant to be built in Can Tho
The plant, which will be located in an area of over 53 hectares in Truong Xuan Commune, Thoi Lai District, has a total investment of more than VND1.054 trillion (US$47 million).
The project is expected to be constructed starting in February 2017 and put into operation in February 2018.
Once completed, with the waste incineration technology for power generation, the plant can treat 400 tonnes of garbage per day to generate electricity for the national grid.
According to General Director of Everbright International Company Chen Xiao Ping, Thoi Lai Solid Waste Treatment Plant is the first project that the company has implemented in Vietnam. He also committed that the plant would become one of key projects in the Mekong River Delta region.
Chairman of the Can Tho City People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said that Everbright was chosen as the investor for the Thoi Lai Solid Waste Treatment Plant after surpassing six other investors.
At the granting ceremony, he also emphasised that during the process of implementing the project, the company must strictly comply with the environmental standards of Vietnam.
He affirmed that Can Tho would create favourable conditions in which for the investor to implement the project, ensuring its progress.
CPI ups 0.46 percent in January
The consumer price index (CPI) in January rose 0.46 percent over December, 2016 and 5.22 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). The prices of nine out of the 11 goods groups used for calculation increased, with the highest rise recorded in transportation, at 3.21 percent. The price of pharmaceuticals and healthcare service was up 1.01 percent, while that of housing and construction materials increased 0.57 percent, goods and other… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Protesters gather near Moroccan parliament over grisly death
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people have marched to the Moroccan Parliament to protest the gruesome death of a fish vendor and to express a broader anger over alleged corruption by police and government officials.The death of Mouhcine Fikri, who was crushed inside a garbage truck compactor, has prompted almost daily protests across Morocco involving complaints that far exceed the scope of the inciting event late last month.Fikri had climbed into the garbage truck to retrieve swordfish… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
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Syria foreign minister says no to east Aleppo autonomous zone
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moalem said on Sunday that Staffan De Mistura, the special envoy of the United Nations secretary general, had proposed that rebel-held east Aleppo have an autonomous administration but that Damascus rejected this."This was completely rejected... This is a violation of our sovereignty," he said in a televised news conference after holding talks with De Mistura in Damascus on Sunday.(Reporting by Angus McDowall; editing by Jason Neely) World -… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Trump campaign manager says it’s ‘superb’ that the FBI is reviewing more Clinton emails
In an interview with Yahoo News’ Bianna Golodryga on Friday, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, welcomed the FBI’s announcement that it is looking into additional emails “that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server during her time as secretary of state.The statement by FBI Director James Comey, which came in the form of a letter to the congressional committees that also have been looking into Clinton’s emails, became public… chat_bubble_outline Read More...