A sewage treatment system (Source: VNA)
Hoa Binh (VNA) – The northern city of Hoa Binh is speeding up the construction of a drainage system and sewage treatment facility given its importance to preventing water pollution downstream of the Da river which a key fresh water supplier for Hanoi.


The 23.5 million EUR project has been on-going since late 2015. Its funding has 15.7 million EUR coming from the German government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA); 1.52 million EUR in a non-refundable aid from the government of Switzerland; over 4.4 million EUR as corresponding capital from the State and nearly 1.9 million EUR from the local budget.

The project involves construction of a master sewer, 16 wells to separate rain water and sewage; 1,004 catch pits, 4 pump stations and a sewage treatment plant using biological treatment technology with a capacity of 5,120 cubic meters a day.

Head of the municipal Urban Managing Department Nguyen Viet Hung said the project has been deployed in five wards of Phuong Lam, Dong Tien, Tan Thinh, Thinh Lang and Tan Hoa and a part of Su Ngoi commune.

Two out of the six contracts for the project are being implemented, while the other four will be executed in a timely fashion, he added.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Huy said that upon completion, the project will reduce and even prevent the risk of water pollution downstream of the Da river, helping meet the city’s environmental protection, as well as the capital city of Hanoi’s water resource targets.-VNA