Binh Duong’s second waste water plant begins operation hinh anh 1At the inauguration ceremony (Photo:

Binh Duong (VNA) – The second waste water plant capable of treating 17,000 cubic metres per day was put into use in Thuan An town, the southern province of Binh Duong on April 21.

The plant is in the second phase of the project to improve the water environment in the south of Binh Duong province. It cost nearly 2.5 trillion VND (110 million USD), 85 percent of which came from Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds and the remainder from local budget.

The modern plant, using an activated sludge system, will treat waste water collected from 3,163 hectares covering Lai Thieu, An Phu, Thuan Giao, Binh Hoa and Vinh Phu wards in Thuan An town.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem said that the plant aims to improve and protect local water environment as well as promote economic growth and ensure public health, making contributions to realising the national strategy on environment protection.

According to President of the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association Cao Lai Quang, while other localities are facing formidable flooding challenges, Binh Duong has invested in a line-up of waste treatment plants to improve the environment and hygiene as well as reduce diseases caused by waste water.

Thu Dau Mot waste water treatment plant with a designed capacity of 17,650 cubic metres per day was operational in 2013. It had an investment of nearly 2 trillion VND (88 million USD), 1.6 trillion VND (70.4 million USD) of which from Japan’s ODA.-VNA