A drainage and wastewater treatment plant was commissioned in Dong Hoi city of the central coastal province of Quang Binh on July 20, as part of the environment sub-project financed by the World Bank.

With a designed treatment capacity of 10,000 cubic metres per day using environmentally friendly technology, the plant will benefit 78,000 inhabitants.

The sub-project, which forms part of the 78.5-million-USD Coastal Cities Environmental Sanitation Project for Vietnam, was carried out from March 2007-March 2014.

It focused on building and upgrading drainage and sewage treatment systems and raising public awareness of keeping the environment green.

Following the success of these two phases, leaders of the World Bank Vietnam have proposed pouring more money into the third phase to improve health and environmental sanitation for city dwellers.-VNA