Outlying district converts seawater into fresh water

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Science and Technology has helped a private firm fabricate and install a desalinization plant in suburban Can Gio District at low cost.

Can Gio District residents must often buy water at high prices due to water shortage (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

Hung Long Co, which made the plant, said the cost was 40 to 60 percent lower than that of an imported plant.

The reverse osmosis process it uses filters substances like nitrate, metal ions, organic dirt particles, and bacterium, making seawater potable.

The plant was set up under a city program to make equipment domestically at lower cost instead of importing, and was aimed at reducing the annual expenditure of VND17 billion (about US$1 mil) on supplying fresh water to water-starved Can Gio.

By Minh Xuan – Translated by H.Mien

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