The central province of Binh Dinh is making every effort to hasten the implementation of a World Bank (WB)-funded environment project, which is expected to help improve the quality of sanitation and environment in its Quy Nhon city.

During a working session between the province’s leaders and representatives from the bank on May 12 in the city, the two sides reviewed the progress of the project.

As scheduled, it will be completed on June 30 with work finishing on the Nhon Binh and Bau Lac waste water treatment plants and the Long My dumping ground.

The WB’s representatives suggested that the local authorities should consider the establishment of a centre for communicating information on environmental protection in the Nhon Binh waste water treatment plant, thus raising public awareness of environment.

Provincial People’s Committee Vice Chairman Ho Quoc Dung affirmed that the locality will solve shortcomings completely in order to put the project into operation as soon as possible.

He also proposed the bank provide an additional 47 million USD for the province to speed up the fulfillment of the project’s remaining items.

Approved from 2006 with the WB’s support, the project has been conducted in the central cities of Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Dong Hoi at a total cost of 250 million USD.

Once completed and put into operation, it is expected to bring better sanitation conditions to 600,000 people in the cities, while also contributing to ensuring a sustainable foundation for developing economy and tourism in the cities.-VNA