A view of Ha Long Bay. (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Northern Quang Ninh province launched a wastewater treatment project supported by Japan on November 16.

The move was marked by a memorandum of understanding signed by local authorities and a representative from the Japan International Cooperation Agency. 

Under the pact, between now and April 2018, 20 bio-toilets will be installed on tour boats and public areas in the locality. Meanwhile, 11 New Johka wastewater-processing tools will start operating in Van Don district.

Provided by Japanese firms, these facilities will be monitored for 14 months for technical adjustments in line with local conditions.

If successfully implemented, the project is anticipated to cut polluted materials in wastewater by half.

Previously, the project had been piloted in Quang Ninh from October 2013 to February 2014, with seven bio-toilets and seven New Johka devices installed, yielding positive outcomes.-VNA