Binh Duong starts operating second wastewater treatment plant

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 16:29

Officials check the operations of Thuan An wastewater treatment plant. — VNA/VNS Photo Hai Au

The southern province of Binh Duong on Friday put into operation a wastewater treatment plant in Thuan An Town, the second of its kind in the province.

Tran Thanh Liem, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee, said that with a capacity of 17,000cu.m per day in the first phase, the plant would collect and treat wastewater for 40,000 households, which will help ensure the community lives in healthier conditions as well as contribute to realising the national environment protection strategy.

Households near Ba Bo canal will benefit greatly from the project. Currently, it is one of the most polluted canals as wastewater from the households flows into it. The plant will reduce the canal’s pollution level.

The plant’s capacity is expected to double in the second phase.

A part of the Nam Binh Duong water environment improvement project, the plant’s total investment comes to nearly VND2.5 trillion (US$110 million). Around 85 per cent of this amount comes from Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) source, and the rest is from the local budget.

Earlier, the province launched its first wastewater treatment plant in Thu Dau Mot Town, which has a capacity of 17,650cu.m per day. The plant was built at the cost of VND2 trillion. — VNS

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