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Can Tho (VNA) – Underground rainwater harvesting tanks will be piloted in a vocational training school for the disabled in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. 

The tank, called Tametotto, is 15m long and 10m wide and is capable of storing 100 cu. m of rainwater which will be treated for daily use and production.

It was introduced by Japan’s Daiken Corporation during a workshop co-hosted by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the municipal People’s Committee in March 2017.

Speaking at a working session with the UN-Habitat and the Daiken Corporation on January 15, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thi Hong Anh said the move not only helps Can Tho with water drainage but also deal with other issues in the city’s sustainable development strategy, contributing to environment protection, towards turning Can Tho into a smart urban area by 2025.

At the event, Japanese experts introduced wastewater treatment technology called Aqualift.

Sachio Hoshino from Aqua company – owner of Aqualift technology said Aqualift uses only good bacteria to kill harmful ones in water instead of resorting to chemicals. A vial of Aqualift could treat 400 – 500 cu.m of water.

The technology is being used in Myanmar, Laos, among others.

Anh expressed her wish that Japanese experts would coordinate with the city’s concerned units to pilot the technology and suggest ways to improve the quality of water in ponds, lakes, canals and tourist areas in the locality.-VNA