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$35.2 million wastewater plant opens in Bac Ninh

Released at: 09:18, 07/09/2015

$35.2 million wastewater plant opens in Bac Ninh

Plant in Tu Son town uses the latest in treatment technology.

by Thu Hoang

The Phu Dien Construction Investment and Trading JSC put the first phase of a wastewater treatment plant into operation in northern Bac Ninh province’s Tu Son town on September 6.

Able to handle 33,000 cubic meters a day in the first phase, the plant will collect and treat wastewater from wards such as Dong Ngan, Dinh Bang, Tan Hong, Dong Nguyen, Chau Khue, and Trang Ha, serving some 100,000 people. The second phase is expected to increase capacity to 70,000 cubic meters a day.

The project was invested and developed by Phu Dien in partnership with the SFC Vietnam Environment Investment and Development JSC under the build-transfer (BT) mode, with total investment in the first phase of VND800 billion ($35.2 million).

The technology used minimizes the environmental impact of pollutants such a toxic gas, odors, and noise. The wastewater undergoes biological treatment and is sterilized by ultraviolet rays rather than chemicals, as is the case with older technologies.

Vietnam has only 50 wastewater treatment plants, including 26 under construction, serving 22 per cent of residential areas and 87 per cent of industrial parks (IPs), according Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

The Prime Minister has recently directed local authorities where IPs are located to develop wastewater treatment systems or they will not be permitted to expand the IPs, Mr. Hai was quoted as saying at the breaking ground ceremony for the treatment plant in Bac Ninh.

Phu Dien and SFC have provided technology and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts for a range of wastewater treatment plants in Vietnam, including the Yen So treatment plant in Hanoi.

Photo: VGP

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