A water environment improvement project using Japanese ODA capital has begun in the former imperial city of Hue .

The first phase of the project has an investment capital of 20.8 billion JPY (220 million USD), funded through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

It will be carried out in communes south of the Huong (Perfume) river. It includes the construction of 280km of sewers, nine pumping stations and a waste water treatment plant with a daily capacity of 20,000 cu.m, dredging parts of the An Cuu, Phat Lac and Nhu Y rivers and erosion prevention works.

The project aims to mitigate flooding in the city and collect and treat waste water, improve the quality of the Huong and other rivers and the ecological environment, and improve the living conditions and community awareness of environmental sanitation.-VNA