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US grant to improve HCM City water supply

Update: September, 10/2012 - 09:39

HCM CITY (VNS) — The US has agreed to provide a grant of US$593,660 to the HCM City water utility to enhance management and supply strategies to the city.

The US consulate in HCM City signed an agreement with the Sai Gon Water Supply Corporation (SAWACO) for the aid, which will be used to upgrade the company's information and communication technology management.

"This technical assistance will help the company in reaching its goal of supplying 100 per cent of consumers in the city with potable water in 2025," Robert Ogburn, the acting consul general, said.

The United State Trade and Development Agency, which will provide the money, said technologies and expertise would also be made available to SAWACO for the purpose.

SAWACO supplies 1.2 million cu.m of water a day to nearly 530,000 households. It is expected to add another 20,000 households benefited after the project is completed. —VNS

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