Netherlands aids waste treatment project in Binh Duong hinh anh 1The agreement was signed on July 22 (Source:VNA)
Binh Duong (VNA) – The Dutch Government will give financial support to the implementation, operation and maintenance of the water drainage and wastewater treatment project in the southern province of Binh Duong as stipulated in an agreement signed on July 22.

The 12 million EUR project will benefit 219 small production facilities and nearly 19,400 local households in Tan Binh commune (Di An town), part of An Phu and Binh Chuan commune (Thuan An town), Thai Hoa commune and part of Tan Phuoc Khanh commune (Tan Uyen town).

Its aim is to ensure the local environment and to improve water quality for the Dong Nai river system – the main source of water for over 12 million people in Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces and Ho Chi Minh City .

According to Simon Van Der Burg, Consul General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh city , the completion of the wastewater collection and treatment system will do some good for local people’s health and business operations.

Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, noted that the province has paid due attention to improving local livelihoods and protecting the environment, especially in densely-populated urban areas.

However, the province needs support from foreign nations and international financial organisations due to its limited capital, he highlighted.

The aid will be provided under the Facility for Infrastructure Development ORIO, which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.-VNA