|The waste water treatment plant that opened yesterday in Binh Duong Province. With a treatment capacity of 17,650 cubic metres per day, the plant will collect and treat waste water for the 13,000 residents of Thu Dau Mot and improve the environment of southern Binh Duong Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Chi Tuong
BINH DUONG (VNS)— A waste water treatment plant with a treatment capacity of 17,650 cubic metres per day opened yesterday in the southern province of Binh Duong.
The plant, the first of its kind in the province, is financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Binh Duong Water Supply Sewerage Environment Co Ltd (BIWASE) is in charge of its operation.
The first phase of the project was funded with a loan of JPY7.77 billion (US$77 million) from JICA.
JICA will also loan JPY19.961 billion ($197.95 million) for the second phase, in which a sewer network in Thu Dau Mot City will be expanded and a waste water treatment plant will be built in Thuan An Town in the province.
Thu Dau Mot City in southern Binh Duong Province has a high economic growth rate.
Most household and industrial waste water in the province is discharged directly into the environment without first being treated properly.
The plant is expected to help protect the Sai Gon and Dong Nai rivers, which provide HCM City with most of its water. — VNS