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Dutch company signs wastewater contract in south

Released at: 19:42, 25/07/2017

Dutch company signs wastewater contract in south

Photo: Royal HaskoningDHV Vietnam

Ba Ria Vung Tau project between Dutch and Vietnamese companies expected to come into operation by end-2019.

by Khanh Chi

The Netherlands’ Royal HaskoningDHV has recently signed a $11.07 million contract with the Ba Ria Vung Tau Urban Sewerage and Development Company (BUSADCO) to implement a complete wastewater solution for over 175,000 residents of the Phu My New Urban Area in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province.

The project will deliver sanitation to residents and industries whose wastewater is currently discharged untreated, resulting in high levels of environmental pollution. The Dutch Government is financing the project as part of its Facility for Infrastructure Development (the ORIO program) in developing countries. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

The new sewage plant will use Royal HaskoningDHV’s Carrousel technology, a proven, cost-effective, reliable, and highly efficient system now applied in some 1,500 wastewater treatment plants around the globe for the biological treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. The plant will have a treatment capacity of almost 30,000 cu m per day.

The project also includes the construction of four pumping stations, over 100 km of pipelines, and connections to 15,000 households and over 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). During the operation and maintenance phase, the team will also provide technical assistance and staff training.

“The construction of a complete wastewater collection and treatment system for the Phu My New Urban Area has become an urgent issue and a top priority for economic and social development in Ba Ria Vung Tau province,” Mr. Hoang Duc Thao, Chairman of BUSADCO, told the signing ceremony.

“Since we started to define the need for proper sanitation in this area, all stakeholders have been focused on making this project happen,” said Mr. Doan Manh Thang, Royal HaskoningDHV’s Director of Water, Vietnam. “We have worked closely with BUSADCO, local authorities, and the Dutch Government to define, design, and now implement this much-needed solution. The environmental benefits will be visible in significantly improved water quality in the area’s lakes, canals, and the Thi Vai River, and will result in better living conditions for residents. It will also help SMEs protect the quality of the environment around their businesses.”

The wastewater solution for Phu My is the third ORIO-funded project in Vietnam that Royal HaskoningDHV will implement. ORIO encourages public-infrastructure development in developing countries.

The scheme will improve the living conditions of approximately 400,000 people. It also adds to the company’s growing number of environmental improvement schemes in Vietnam, of which ten are ongoing.

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