City needs VND 14 bln in 3rd phase of water environment improvement project

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday led the delegation including representatives of departments and Japan International Cooperation Agency in Vietnam (JICA) surveyed the city’s water environment improvement project for the third phase, aiming to implement the upcoming phases of project funded by JICA's official development assistance (ODA).

The Tau Hu-Ben Nghe Canal was cleaned up which contributed to improve efficiency of flooding, the release of water stream, resident’s life environment and urban face. (Photo:SGGP)

The first and second phases of municipal water environment improvement project cover 3, 440 hectares across district 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 1, Binh Tan and Tan Phu that contributed to improve efficiency of flooding, the release of water stream, resident’s life environment and urban face.

Meanwhile, the third phase covering 1, 600 hectares along district 4, 7, 8 and Binh Chanh district has total investment capital of VND 13, 560 billion (75, 3 billion yen).

At the meeting, the chairman thanked JICA for its support to the municipal infrastructures, and appreciated efficiency of its projects in the previous times.

The chairman stressed: “Municipal water environment improvement project for the third phase will improve the city's environment as well as resident’s life, hoping that JICA will continue to support capital in order to finish the project as soon as possible”.

By Quoc Hung- Translated by Huyen Huong

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