At A Glance
The ProvinceJust north of Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong is rapidly transforming from farmland to a manufacturing hub for products sold worldwide.
The ProblemAs Binh Duong’s industrial output and population quickly grow, so does the volume of industrial and municipal waste—a mounting challenge for the province’s industrial solid-waste handler, BIWASE.
The AnswerWith ADB’s and JICA’s financing, BIWASE will expand a composting plant to process 840 tons of waste a day and add a waste-to-energy incinerator that can process 200 tons of waste a day.
Sustainability and inclusivity in the Asia-Pacific are core to ADB’s and JICA’s work.
This project aligns with both concerns: besides addressing environmental issues, the project will provide equal pay, which also syncs with BIWASE’s commitment to closing the gender gap.
The expanded Binh Duong plant will be able to compost 840 tons of waste a day, a weight roughly that of: