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Can Tho (VNA) – The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) has agreed to support the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to implement an urban flood-resisting project.

As part of the Wastewater Management Programme implemented by the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in Vietnam, the project is expected to help Can Tho effectively manage wastewater and prevent flooding in inner-city areas.

Representatives from CDIA worked with the city’s leaders on January 21, to discuss the implementation of a feasibility study of the project and other issues key to the signing of relevant agreements.

Stuart King, a financial expert of CDIA, said his agency has completed basic procedures related to the project, and will begin supporting local authorities in the project as soon as possible.

He asked the municipal authorities to make careful preparations for the project, saying that it is necessary to put in place experts in wastewater, drainage, finance, resettlement, and environment-climate change in order to effectively implement the project.

According to Nguyen Tan Duoc, Director of the municipal Department of Construction, CDIA will provide technical assistance for the city’s management agencies and water supply and drainage companies in drainage management and wastewater treatment.

CDIA’s assistance will contribute to finalising legal documents which will distinctly distribute responsibility to relevant agencies and frame coordination among them during the project.

As scheduled, Can Tho will receive 120 million USD of funding for the project.-VNA