The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged a credit worth 140 million USD to build the second phase of the Nhon Trach water plant in the southern province of Dong Nai.

Representatives from the provincial People’s Committee and JICA met on November 10 to discuss procedures and conditions for the project’s implementation.

During their meeting, the two sides also discussed JICA’s financial assistance for the construction of a concentrated-wastewater treatment plant in Bien Hoa city and a personnel training programme, which is expected to meet the increasing demand on high-quality workers of enterprises operating in the locality, including Japanese firms.

According to Dinh Quoc Thai, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, the site clearance for the second phase was fulfilled and the local authorities are working hard to soon complete the project-related documents to submit to JICA and the Japanese Government.

The project is expected to start construction in 2017 and complete in 2021.

The first phase on the Nhon Trach water plant, which began construction in 2008, became operational in late March.

The plant cost 2 trillion VND (95 million USD), and was funded by Japanese ODA. With a capacity of 100,000 cubic metres per day, it supplies clean water to Tam Phuong and An Phuoc communes in Long Thanh and Nhon Trach districts.-VNA