Hanoi People’s Committee and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Mar. 2 signed a deal on making preparations for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Hanoi.

Under the deal, JICA will send a mission to conduct a preliminary survey for the project, as preparation for a feasibility study.

The project was designed to be built in Yen Xa, Thanh Tri district following the public-private partnership (PPP) formula, under which the system to collect and treat wastewater will use funding from the State budget, while facilities to treat mud and the control system will use private funding.

The project, the first of its kind in Hanoi , is expected to open up a sustainable pathway for wastewater treatment in the capital city by mobilising funding from the private sector./.