RoK-funded sewage treatment plant inaugurated in An Giang hinh anh 1At the inauguration ceremony of the sewage treatment plant in Long Xuyen city (Photo: VNA)

An Giang (VNA)
– A sewage treatment plant funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea (RoK) through Korea Eximbank was inaugurated in Long Xuyen city in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on October 8.

The project has a total investment of more than 65 million USD, with 46 million USD sourced from official development assistance (ODA) loans from the RoK’s Government, and the remainder from the Vietnamese Government’s corresponding capital. 

The construction of the plant, which has a designed capacity of 30,000 cubic metres per day, began in October 2015. 

Luong Van Ba, Chairman of the Board of Directors of An Giang Power and Water Supply Joint Stock Company – the investor of the project, said the plant has been put into trial operation for six months, running at about 30 percent of the designed capacity.

Kim Jae Hwa, chief representative of Korea Eximbank in Hanoi, said through the Korea Economic Development Co-operation Fund (EDCF) under the ODA programme, the RoK has supported 66 projects worth 2.63 billion USD for Vietnam – the biggest cooperation partner of the RoK.

Particularly, the RoK has coordinated with Vietnamese localities in improving water resources and offering credit assistance for 13 water drainage projects worth up to 350 million USD, of which the sewage treatment plant in Long Xuyen city is the largest.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Van Nung said the plant will help Long Xuyen city reduce environmental pollution and diseases, create better living conditions for locals and protect water resources in the Hau river – one of the two main tributaries of Mekong River, which flows across An Giang province./.