Part of Dong Nai river (Photo:VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA) - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has urged authorities of the southern province of Dong Nai to accelerate the signing and implementation of a wastewater treatment project in the industrial city of Bien Hoa.

At a working session with the provincial People’s Committee on November 25, JICA representatives said the agency hopes the project can be signed during the 2015 fiscal year after 8 years of negotiations.

Bien Hoa is looking for Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding for a wastewater treatment project which has a total cost of 12 trillion VND (533 million USD).

Tran Van Vinh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the wastewater treatment project play an important role in controlling flooding in Bien Hoa city.

He suggested the agreement on the project be signed in the first quarter of 2016.-VNA