The southern province of Dong Nai launched the construction of the Thien Tan Water Plant (Phase II) on June 25, which has a designed capacity of 100,000 cubic metres per day.

Of the total investment, worth over 61 million USD, 41 million USD was sourced from the Republic of Korea’s Eximbank loans and the remaining from the local corresponding fund.

According to Vu Van Hoc, Chairman of the Dong Nai Water Supply Construction Co., Ltd- the project investor, the construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.

He said that once completed, the plant will have a full capacity of 450,000 cubic metres per day.

It will provide water for local livelihoods, production and industrial zones in Bien Hoa City and Vinh Cuu and Trang Bom districts.

The first phase of the Thien Tan Water Plant project, built with the capacity of 350,000 cubic metres per day, was supported by an official development assistance loan worth nearly 40 million USD from the Republic of Korea.

Dinh Quoc Thai, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the plant will help promote the local economy and improve livelihoods for residents.

He asked investors and constructors to ensure project progress and follow legal regulations on basic construction management and business operation, adding that the province pledges to facilitate the project’s implementation.-VNA