Northern mountainous Bac Kan province’s Department of Construction on August 1 kickstarted a Finland-funded water supply and environmental improvement project in the locality.

The project has a budget of almost 10.7 million Euro. Of which, nearly 8.2 million Euro is funded by the Government of Finland. The remainder is sourced from the Vietnamese Government.

The project aims to solve environmental pollution in the locality, especially in Nong Thuong stream and waterways in Bac Kan town, and provide clean water for the town and neighbouring areas.

It is also expected to help improve the environment and quality of water in the lower areas of the Cau River through wastewater collection and treatment in Bac Kan town before it is discharged into the river.

Econet Oy Company Limited of Finland , which specialises in building supply and drainage water facilities, will complete the project in 18 months.-VNA