– New Contract to Enhance Sanitation Services in Vietnam
PARIS, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SUEZ was awarded the contract by the local water authority HAWASUCO1 to supply sanitation services to Vi Thanh, the capital of Vietnam’s southern province of Hau Giang. This EUR9.5 million contract includes the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and a sewerage network to improve the living standards of over 6,500 inhabitants and to protect the Xang Xa No city canal from pollution.
Rapid population growth has caused various environmental issues in the city of Vi Thanh, located 200 km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. Currently, Vi Thanh’s wastewater and rainwater, collected by a combined drainage system, are discharged untreated into the Xang Xa No canal, one of the city’s drinking water supply sources. This current system leads to health and environmental risks.
The contract covers the construction of a 3,000 m3/day wastewater treatment plant and a 41-km sewer network with 1,400 household connections. Works are expected to start in late 2018 and will last for 30 months. Financed by Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA Business Finance), the project is a new benchmark for SUEZ in Vietnam, where the Group is currently responsible for the building of two 3,000 m3/day wastewater treatment plants and the sanitation services in the cities of Ba Don and Ha Giang.
"Since its entry in Southeast Asia in 1953, SUEZ has been supporting regional countries in improving their drinking water, sanitation and waste management services in response to a rapidly growing population. Over the last few months, the Group has won the contracts to build an industrial waste-to-energy plant in Thailand, extend the Medan drinking water production plant in Indonesia, and deploy its Ice Pigging technology in Singapore. The latest contract in Vietnam illustrates the Group’s commitment to provide local authorities with the best solutions to guarantee access to basic services for all inhabitants," said Bertrand Camus, SUEZ Senior Executive VP in charge of Africa, Middle East, India, Asia and Pacific.
1 Hau Giang Water Supply and Sewerage – Projects Urban Joint Stock Company
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