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Binh Duong (VNA) – A World Bank (WB)’s technical working group led by water resources management expert Abedalrazq Khalil held a working session with authorities of southern Binh Duong province on October 13 to discuss a project on wastewater drainage and treatment in Di An town.

At the event, Khalil asked the provincial authorities to step up the progress of bid invitation approval and estimate of ongoing tender packages, as well as properly allocate capital for implementation of the packages.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem said his province always prioritises investing in wastewater treatment projects.

Agreeing with requests of the WB delegation, he said that the provincial Department of Construction and Binh Duong water supply and drainage company will accelerate bid invitation in line with law.

Invested by the provincial People’s Committee, the project costs more than 115 million USD, over 92 million USD of which is provided by the WB.

It aims to strengthen water resources pollution control in industrial and residential areas amid climate change, ensuring that Dong Nai river basin could supply enough water to households in the southern key economic zone, including Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau.-VNA