CAN THO (VNS) — A dozen water supply and wastewater treatment plants are to be built in the Mekong Delta region before 2020 to improve water supply and waste water-treatment capacities across the region.
The plans to build the regional plant system were discussed at a meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Construction, held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho last week.
Vice Chairman of the Can Tho People's Committee, Vo Thi Hong Anh, said that the government aimed to build three water supply plants with a combined daily capacity of 4.2 million cubic metres between 2015 and 2020.
The Song Hau 1 plant, to be constructed in Can Tho, is intended to have a full daily capacity of 1 million cubic metres, supplying water to Can Tho City, the neighbouring province of Soc Trang, and communities along the western banks of the Hau River. Ben Tre and Tra Vinh provinces will also be within reach of the plant.
The Song Hau 2 plant, which is planned to be built in Chau Thanh District in An Giang Province, and has a full daily capacity of 2 million cubic metres, will pump water to Can Tho, An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, and Hau Giang provinces.
The Song Hau 3 plant in Chau Doc town, An Giang, will supply 500,000 cubic metres of water to residents in An Giang and Kien Giang daily.
Furthermore, wastewater treatment plants are also scheduled to be constructed during the same period; Can Tho aims to build four plants with a combined capacity of 86,000 cubic metres per day.
Long Xuyen City in An Giang, Rach Gia City in Kien Giang, and Ca Mau City in Ca Mau will each establish three wastewater treatment plants capable of treating a combined 34,500 cubic metres per day, 33,000 cubic metres per day, and 34,500 cubic metres per day, respectively.
Moreover, the provinces in the region will simultaneously upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plants, which will contribute to minimising environmental pollution and limiting rain flooding to ensure stable and sustainable socio-economic development in the region. — VNS