Thursday, November 10, 2016

World Bank supports Vietnam build water-supply plants

A wastewater treatment project in southern Soc Trang city. (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The World Bank (WB) will help Vietnam build water-supply plants, according to an official at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment at a conference on water resources.
Statistics show about 250,000 households in the Mekong Delta face shortages of water for daily use.
Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hong Tien, head of the Department of Technical Infrastructure under the Ministry of Construction said the ministry is coordinating with agencies and the WB to study building water-supply plants for the Mekong Delta region.
Five plants are expected to be built with a total capital of 1.3-1.7 billion USD in three stages.
The capital for the first phase from 2017-2023 is estimated at 440 million USD.
Le Duy Hung, WB’s Senior Urban Specialist, said the Vietnamese government’s corresponding capital in the first phase will be 40 million USD, while the WB will lend Vietnam the rest.
The WB dispatched a loan worth seven million USD to prepare a feasibility study for phase one.-VNA


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