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

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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

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