New waste transfer station to open in Vientiane

A Japanese grant aid project will see the operation of a new waste transfer station in Vientiane and the addition of 70 new garbage trucks, to be put to use in the capital as well as Luang Prabang and Xayaboury provinces.

Director General of the Department of Housing and Urban Planning of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Mr Khamthavy Thaiphachanh said the waste transfer station in Vientiane will open for use at the end of this year, aiming to improve efficiency in solid waste management in the city.

This station is being constructed to improve the urban environment in the city under Project for Improvement of Solid Waste Management in Environmentally Sustainable Cities, Mr Khamthavy confirmed.

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