City Interventions

Solid Waste Management Project in Vung Tau City

Country: Vietnam
City: Vung Tau

CDIA SupportUS$ 565,000

Expected Downstream FinancingAlliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW)

Infrastructure sectorsSolid Waste Management

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement

Key Development Issues

Vietnam has become one of the top five countries that produce plastic waste leading to ocean pollution. Given the rapid rate of waste generation and urbanization in the country, the implementation of a holistic solid waste management project in cities can pave the way for Vietnam to not only address urban infrastructure gaps, but also improve the environment by reducing the solid waste that is being discharged directly to the environment. With the support of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), Vung Tau City, the center of commerce and industry in Southern Vietnam, aims to address plastic waste pollution by developing and implementing a plastic waste management project that will contribute to the removal of plastics in the solid waste value chain and the reduction of plastic waste that ends up in final disposal sites.

Details of Cooperation

The main objective of the CDIA-financed project preparation study (PPS) is to prepare a holistic investment program covering the full aspects of solid waste management (SWM) in the city (i.e., waste disposal, collection, sorting, recycling and treatment, and final disposal) and prepare feasibility studies of plastic waste project components to be taken up by AEPW for downstream financing. The scope of the CDIA PPS included the preparation of an institutional and capacity development road map and the preparation/drafting of the AEPW application for project financing.

Expected Development Outcome

When fully implemented, the project will improve the environmental and health conditions of urban residents especially the poor households through better use of plastic resources, preventing plastic waste leakage into the environment and minimizing waste sent to landfills. Climate change mitigation benefits are also expected from the improvement of landfill management and operations which can contribute to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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