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Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has agreed in principle to the signing of an agreement on receiving non-refundable aid from the Dutch Government to construct a system for wastewater collection, treatment and re-cycle in Phan Rang-Thap Cham city, the central province of Ninh Thuan.

The Prime Minister asked the provincial People’s Committee to join hands with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to sign the agreement to get the funding soon.

The project will benefit 125,000 local residents and about 300 small-medium enterprises while improving water quality in detention basins and rivers in the city.

It also helps enhance institutional and technical capacity in operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment and collection systems as well as apply suitable sewage treatment technology to use treated wastewater for agricultural development in the locality and neighbouring regions.

The aid grant is provided under the Facility for Infrastructure Development ORIO, which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. ORIO contributes to the development, construction, expansion, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure in developing countries, contributing to human and private sector development.-VNA