The second phase of a German-funded waste water and solid waste treatment project has been launched in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.

The project’s second phase aims to help improve local capacity in waste water management, as well as financial, property and human resources management.

The project will take waste water from households, and channel it into a concentrated treatment station before it is re-circulated in rivers and streams.

Work on the treatment station and drainage system was launched in 2006, and will be fully operational by 2010.

Currently, 64 percent of waste water from local households is discharged through the project’s system, and the remainder still results in pollution in the locality./.