HCM City pilots river litter collecting system
  • | dtinews.vn, LD | October 10, 2020 06:12 AM
HCM City has piloted a river litter collecting system which has a total investment of VND20 billion (USD869,565).

The system used on a section of Vam Thuat-Ben Cat River has five elements, comprising a barge, a crane to pick litter from the barge, two smaller litter pickers and one boat for rubbish collection.


The river litter collecting system

Among the equipment, the engine of the two litter-pickers are imported from the US, while the remainder are made by Vietnamese engineers.

The system can gather around 40 tonnes of rubbish every eight hours.

Litter in HCM City’s canals such as Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe, Doi and Te is manually collected but the results have not meet expectations.

The new technology is expected to be applied widely in HCM City after 2021.

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