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Title: Socialisation of solid waste management in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Authors: Ratanawaraha, Apiwat
Keywords: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
INNOVATION
INFORMAL
VIETNAM--HO CHI MINH CITY
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
SANITATION SERVICES
Date: 2011
Abstract: As the country experiences rapid economic growth and burgeoning urban population, an increasing amount of solid waste is generated in every major city especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Physical limitations are obstacles to efficient waste collection: in Ho Chi Minh City, almost three quarters of households are located in narrow alleys, to which large vehicles cannot gain access. Small, independent collectors are able to collect the waste, creating employment for 3,000 people. Community groups can play an important role in the accountability of infrastructure institutions through consumer participation or through participation in monitoring and evaluation.
Description: This case study is summarised from Section 2 of the report “Innovation in Social Transition Stage in Housing for the Low Income and Solid Waste Collection Service in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,” as part of the IDRC-funded project entitled “Towards Innovative, Liveable, and Prosperous Asian Megacities,” in which the case writer is the principal investigator. The Vietnam case study was conducted by a team led by Dr. Nguyen Minh Hoa and Dr. Pham Gia Tran.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49411
Project Number: 105180
Project Title: Toward Innovative, Liveable and Prosperous Asian Megacities
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