ADB to assist Da Nang City in developing waste treatment

By Van Anh - Jul 19, 2017 | 09:44 AM GMT+7

TheLEADEROn July 18th, 2017, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Da Nang City People’s Committee signed a transaction advisory services agreement to develop a new land fill and a waste treatment facility.

ADB to assist Da Nang City in developing waste treatment
Khanh Son Waste Dump will be fully utilised by 2020. (Photo:

The project will use the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) scheme in which the private sector will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the waste disposal and treatment facilities.

These facilities will meet the city’s demands beyond 2020 by applying appropriate technologies for treating waste. The concession period and other parameters, including the technologies to be used, will be determined based on the feasibility study.

“ADB has been a key development partner of Da Nang City”, said Norio Saito, ADB Deputy Country Director in Viet Nam. “This transaction advisory support to Da Nang for the solid waste treatment facility will complement the work we are doing in the urban sector in Viet Nam." This project is also expected to create a template for delivering waste treatment solutions via PPP for other cities.

Da Nang, a rapidly growing industrial and tourism hub in central Viet Nam with a population of over 1 million, collects about 700-750 tons of solid waste per day. The remaining capacity of the current landfill will be fully utilised by 2020. Development of a new site and waste treatment facility is an urgent task for the city to make solid waste management more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

ADB’s assistance for Vietnam to identify and develop PPPs, including in the waste sector, is a top priority in ADB’s 2016–2020 Country Partnership Strategy for Vietnam.