The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Steering Centre for Flood Control (SCFC) on July 5 signed the second-stage of a technical cooperation programme, as part of a project to improve the flood situation in the city.

Following the previous stage that finished last November, the new three-year project will start in September, helping enhance the SCFC’s wastewater management capacity in the basins of Tau Hu, Ben Nghe, Kenh Doi and Kenh Te and work out wastewater quality improvement projects.

The project will also contribute to raising public awareness of environmental protection and perfecting a system of sharing information on operations of wastewater processing factories among relevant agencies.

Under the project, JICA will send experts to Vietnam to provide both short-term and long-term support to SCFC, host training courses in Japan and other countries as well as supply necessary equipment to the project./.