New components added to 2nd phase of HCM City environmental sanitation project hinh anh 1The Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in HCM City (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The HCM City People’s Committee has approved in-principle to add new components to the second phase of its environmental sanitation project.

The additional components aim to develop a closed process of treating the city’s sewage and waste mud and prevent odors from the waste from entering nearby neighbourhoods.

They will be invested around 78 million USD, a surplus fund made available after the project is underbid which has total investment of 504 million USD.

The second phase of the HCM City Environmental Sanitation Project, which began in 2017, focuses on improving wastewater services for the entire Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Basin. It is planned for completion by 2023.

The project involves the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2, and a 8km sewer interceptor which will collect wastewater from Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe canal in the districts of Binh Thanh, Go Vap, Tan Binh, Phu Nhuan, 1, 2 and 3 then discharge into the Dong Nai River.

The water treatment facility is designed to have a daily capacity of 480,000 cu.m. Once completed, wastewater from the basin will be treated by the plant instead of being discharged directly into the Sai Gon River./.