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Binh Duong (VNA) – A new wastewater treatment plant in the southern province of Binh Duong with a daily capacity of 20,000cu.m was officially put into operation on November 30 after 18 months of construction.

This is the third wastewater treatment plant built in Binh Duong with an investment of over 115.2 million USD. It is a sub-project of the World Bank-funded project to build water drainage and wastewater treatment systems in Di An town.

Covering an area of 6.8ha in Tan Dong Hiep ward of Di An town, the Di An wastewater treatment plant is equipped with advanced technologies.

Domestic wastewater taken from residential areas is deodorised and disinfected before discharging back into the environment, contributing to protecting public health and the water resource in Dong Nai river basin.

The project benefits about 40,000 people living in the wards of Binh An, Di An, Tan Dong Hiep, An Binh, and Dong Hoa of Di An town.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Deputy Minister of Construction Phan My Linh highlighted the significance of the project, saying that it contributes to improving the local water environment and promoting socio-economic development in the locality.

The Thu Dau Mot waste water treatment plant, with a designed capacity of 17,650cu.m per day, was first operational in 2013. It had an investment of nearly 2 trillion VND (88 million USD), of which 1.6 trillion VND (70.4 million USD) came from Japan’s official development assistance (ODA) funds.

Meanwhile, the Thuan An wastewater treatment plant, which is capable of treating 17,000cu.m per day was put into use in Thuan An town in 2017. It cost nearly 2.5 trillion VND (110 million USD), with 85 percent of investment from Japan’s ODA and the remainder from local budget. –VNA