A waste water treatment facility (Photo: VNA)

Construction of a drainage and waste water treatment system funded by the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Government was commenced in Long Xuyen city, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, on October 8.

The system, covering nearly 133,000 sq.m with more than 55km of pipeline, will be able to drain and treat 30,000 cu.m of waste water released by nearly 24,400 households a day.

It will be built at a total cost of over 65.6 million USD, including 46 million USD from the RoK Government’s official development assistance (ODA) through the Export-Import Bank of Korea and the rest covered by the Vietnamese Government.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vuong Binh Thanh said the facility will greatly benefit local residents by improving environmental conditions and public health while helping Long Xuyen satisfy requirements for a first-tier city by 2020.

Meanwhile, Minister Counsellor of the RoK Embassy in Vietnam Lee Won Ik said the project is part of the countries’ cooperation for common development that has been nurtured over the past 23 years.

Long Xuyen is the political, economic, cultural and social hub of An Giang province and also a gateway for the Mekong Delta region’s goods flows to Cambodia.-VNA