The Mekong Delta Economic Zone plans to build 17 industrial wastewater treatment plants from now through 2020, according to the Mekong Delta master plan between now and 2020.

Under the planning on water drainage for Mekong Economic Zone, 17 industrial wastewater treatment plants will be built in Can Tho, Ca Mau, Kien Giang and An Giang.

These facilities will be capable of daily treating about 239,720 cu. m of industrial wastewater for industrial parks in the region.

Fund for construction will be mobilised through both oversea and domestic sources.

The total daily volume of industrial wastewater in the area is estimated at 369,000 cu.m in 2020. Industrial wastewater plants will help reduce environment pollution and contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development for the region.

More than 90% of total volume of wastewater in Vietnam has not yet been treated so far, causing serious environment pollution, experts said, adding that the nation targets to treat over 80% of its total wastewater volume by 2025.-VNA